Telford and Wrekin

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POhWER has been providing the IMCA service in Telford and Wrekin since 2006 and last year we received over 50 referrals. POhWER has been providing the Direct Payment Support and Advice Service in Telford and Wrekin since February 2016.

We offer the following services in Telford and Wrekin:

  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) 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.  
  • Direct Payments Support and Advice Service where Direct Payment Advisors support individuals to consider receiving their personal budget as a Direct Payment so that they can fund their own care.  Advisors will support with all aspects of setting up a Direct Payment account and employing Personal (care) Assistants (PA) where needed.
  • POhWER has a website dedicated to supporting Employers to find a PA, and PAs to find work. This can be found at find-a-pa.com

How do I get support?

To make a referral to the advocacy services in Telford and Wrekin, 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 pohwer@pohwer.net.


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George's Story


George is talking to his advocate as they sit and look through papers.

George needed to move and was entitled to IMCA support under the Mental Capacity Act. Read about how the IMCA represented George and ensured that his rights were upheld.

Read George's story here