HertfordshireCentral and East of England > Hertfordshire POhWER has been working in Hertfordshire since 1996. Since April 2015, the Advocacy service is provided under the Hertshelp brand in partnership with a wide range of voluntary sector organizations; including Carers in Herts (CiH), Headway, Herts Independent Living service (HILS), Hertfordshire Society for the Blind (HSB) and Viewpoint. Read the latest POhWER Hertfordshire newsletter to find out what POhWER has been up to recently in Hertfordshire. We offer the following services in Hertfordshire: HertsHelp Advice & Information Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR). Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) Community Advocacy Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service NHS Complaints Advocacy Brokerage Support Service Secure Services Advocacy Three Rivers Community Navigators How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Hertfordshire, you can download the forms below: HertsHelp Advocacy referral form HertsHelp NHS Complaints Advocacy referral form HertsHelp Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form HertsHelp Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) referral form HertsHelp Advocacy for Parents Professional referral form If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, you can contact us on 0300 123 4044 or email [email protected]. Local Leaflets HertsHelp Leaflet (pdf) HertsHelp EasyRead Leaflet (pdf) Hertswise Leaflet (pdf) Download POhWER Hertfordshire newsletter issue 8 (pdf) Download POhWER Hertfordshire newsletter issue 7 (pdf) Download POhWER Hertfordshire newsletter issue 6 (pdf) HertsHelp Volunteer Poster Read how Caroline used the HertsHelp service Caroline, 86, contacted HertsHelp after seeing an article in the Horizon magazine. She felt her house was always cold in the winter, but couldn’t afford to put her heating on for very long. Read how our HertsHelp advisor helped Caroline with her problems. Read Caroline's story here Read more stories here Volunteer in Hertfordshire Throughout the year we value the support provided by volunteers across our services in Hertfordshire. We offer a supportive team environment, opportunities to learn new skills or brush up on your existing ones and a chance to gain experience in customer service, administration, IT, advocacy and communication. We regularly offer student work placements for those studying a variety of courses, including social work, health & social care, administration and customer services. Contact us if you are interested in doing your placement with us and would like to know more. See below for current volunteer opportunities: Helpline Hub Referral Assistant Helpline Assistant Advocacy Administration Assistant To apply, please complete the volunteer application form or contact us on 0300 123 4044. Read Helen's volunteer story here Read Saskia's volunteer story here Read Feedback from a Student Social Worker on Placement with POhWER Contact us Call us on 0300 123 4044 Email us on [email protected] Find us at: Hertlands House, Primett Road, Stevenage, SG1 3EE Tweets by @POhWERadvocacy Shout About it 2017 was a great success POhWER’s annual Shout About It event was a great success for the fourth year running. There were 80 Stalls and over 500 visitors that came to talk to the different stall holders about the services that are available to the people of Hertfordshire. The Mayor of Stevenage , councillor Pam Stuart attended the event, and was greeted by our vice president and founder member Steven Rathbone. There were performances by the County Hall Singers and the Purple All Stars, a variety of workshops and activities were held throughout the day. The event was held to raise awareness about the work that POhWER does and to highlight the different services local organisations provide for people with disabilities and mental health difficulties across Hertfordshire. Other organisations that attended included, Lifegeta, Viewpoint, Mind Hertfordshire, Herts Help, Jolly Days supported holidays and The Living Room. POhWER advocate and event organiser Natasha Bartley said: "The event grows every year, and the feedback has been really positive, I am excited that this went so well and cannot wait to do the next one next year." The event goes from strength to strength each year and this is thanks to all of the people that hold stalls each year and the visitors that attended on the day. POhWER would like to thank everyone that came to the event including the stall holders and visitors, as well as POhWER employees that worked hard to make this possible.