Lambeth

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POhWER has worked in Lambeth since 2006. Last year we provided advocacy support to almost 340 Lambeth residents.

We offer the following services in Lambeth:

  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). This 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.  
  • Relevant Person’s Paid Representative (RPPR), is a service for those people (or Relevant Person) whom have been legally deprived of their liberty under the safeguards (DoLS) set out in Mental Capacity Act 2005, and have no family or friend whom can appropriately act as their representative. The role of the RPPR is to assist the Relevant Person to understand and execute their rights which includes calling a review of the DoL, or challenging the DoL or elements of it by accessing the Court of Protection, or by exercising them of behalf of the Relevant Person.
  • Independent Health Complaints Advocacy for people who wish to make a complaint about treatment provided under the NHS. For more information about how our Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service can help you please see our London Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service page.

How do I get support from an advocate?

To make a referral to the advocacy services in Lambeth, 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].

To make a referral to the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy services in Lambeth, you can download the form below:

If you are not sure whether you can get an independent health complaints advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, you can contact us on 0203 553 5960 or email [email protected].

With the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), POhWER has reviewed the way we use and store personal information. For more information please check out our privacy policy.


Local Resources


Khushdip's Story


mid aged Asian lady talking and pointing

A change of accommodation IMCA referral was received for Khushdip who is a 57 old lady who has been diagnosed with delusional disorder, depression and with displaying hoarding behaviours. Khushdip has been living alone in a 3 bedroom council rented accommodation for the last ten years. The property where she lives is in a high state of disrepair. As a result, Khushdip needs to move out of her property asap, as her health and safety and that of her neighbours is at serious risk.

Read how the IMCA ensured that Khushdip’s rights under the Mental Capacity Act were upheld and provided independent representation.

Read Khushdip's story here

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