Nottingham City

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POhWER has delivered advocacy services in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire since 2010.

We provide the following services in Nottingham City:

  • Independent Advocacy under the Care Act 2014
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
  • NHS Complaints Advocacy
  • Independent Advocacy for people affected by the Transforming Care agenda
  • Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR)
  • Secure Services
  • Volunteer, peer and citizen advocacy

How do I get support from an advocate?

To make a referral to the advocacy services in Nottingham City, you can download the forms below and send to [email protected] :

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 456 2370 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

Laura's story - IMHA support


A graphic of the mental health act with someone in under section standing in front of it.Laura is 35 years old and has been living with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia for the last ten years. Laura was assessed and detained in hospital under section 3 of the Mental Health Act. Laura requested help from an Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) to help her advocate her views at her weekly ward round, as she felt that she was not being listened to by her psychiatrist.

Read Laura's story here

Events in Nottingham

  • Peer Advocacy Groups across Nottingham

    POhWER Nottingham are providing Peer Advocacy Groups across Nottingham. These groups are called the EmPOhWER groups, which are confidential, free and non-judgemental. Read more