POhWER has launched a podcast series called Voices Heard, Lives Empowered to give a voice to vulnerable people who might otherwise not be heard, highlight key issues we identify through our work and include self-help resources.

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Our podcast includes a Hidden Voices: Covid-19 mini-series where we hear from people and organisations whose contribution may be going unnoticed at this time. In these thought-provoking conversations people talk openly about the challenges they have faced and what POhWER and wider society can do to help.

Episode 1: The Carer - Donna Ingham talks about caring for her husband

Episode 2: Cruse Bereavement Service – Jo, a volunteer with Cruse Bereavement discusses the effects of COVID on the grieving process and what challenges Cruse faces when supporting individuals

Episode 3: Juno Women’s Aid – Barbara & Jennifer discuss how COVID has affected the domestic abuse of women and children

Episode 4: Mental Capacity Act and COVID-19 testing

Episode 5: Cared for person

Self Help Tools - Mental Capacity Act: An introduction