What is advocacy?

Advocacy empowers people to have a voice and make a real difference to their lives by speaking for them when they can't, and supporting them to speak for themselves when they can.

How can an advocate help?

An advocate can help a person to:

  • speak up for themselves or give their views
  • understand the process they are going through, their rights and what choices are available to them
  • be part of an important decision which is being made about them
  • prepare for and take part in meetings and tribunals
  • raise queries or concerns
  • access information in the format which is most suitable
  • access services that can support them

Advocates can also provide information and signpost people to other helpful services.

You can read more about how a POhWER advocate can help you to have your human rights upheld here: https://www.pohwer.net/what-is-advocacy 

Here are some examples of how advocates helped to uphold people’s rights and their stories:

If you’d like a POhWER advocate to support you, you can contact us via one of the methods below. Our Help Hub is open from Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm (excluding bank holidays). If we don’t work in your local area we would be happy to introduce you to one another supportive Charity who can help locally.

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 (charged at your standard network rate)
Email: [email protected]