About POhWER

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POhWER is an advocacy, information and advice charity.

Man with a loud hailer

Advocacy means enabling your voice to be heard, to help you say what you want and find the information you need.

A black and white photo of the launch of POhWER in 1996

POhWER was set up in 1996 by service users in Hertfordshire who wanted to make their own decisions about their lives.


That’s why POhWER used to stand for ‘People of Hertfordshire Want Equal Rights’.

It now stands for ‘People of Here Want Equal Rights’.