Birmingham

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POhWER has worked in Birmingham since 2006. Last year we provided advocacy support to almost 800 Birmingham residents.

We offer the following services in Birmingham:

  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person's Paid Representative Service (RPPR) which is a statutory advocacy service to support vulnerable people who lack capacity and need to make important decisions but have no representatives as defined under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • Community Mental Health Advocacy. This service is for people who live in Birmingham and are accessing adult mental health services from mental health teams and organisations. This service is also for people who wish to access or are in the process of accessing these services.
  • Volunteering in Birmingham and surrounding areas. If you would like to apply all you need to do is fill in the online application form and a member of our volunteer team will contact you to talk to you in more detail about local volunteer opportunities in your area.

How do I get support from an advocate?

To make a referral to the advocacy services in Birmingham, you can download the forms below:

If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, please contact us on 0300 456 2370 or email [email protected].


Local Resources


Kathy's Story


Kathy talking to an advocate.

Kathy was entitled to IMCA support in a decision which was being taken as regards her future accommodation. Read how the IMCA ensured that Kathy’s rights under the Mental Capacity Act were upheld and provided independent representation.

Read Kathy's story here