Thurrock

Central and East of England > Thurrock

POhWER has been working in Thurrock since 2003!

We offer the following services in Thurrock:

  • NHS Complaints Advocacy
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR)
  • Volunteer Citizen, Peer and Self Advocacy

For all Care Act Issues / Community please contact Thurrock Advocacy Services led by Thurrock MIND on 01375 391411.


How do I get support from an advocate?

To make a referral to the advocacy services in Thurrock, 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, 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

Local Safeguarding Policies/Procedures: www.thurrocksab.org.uk/information-and-resources/policies-procedures/ 

Davina's Story



lady lying in a hospital bed while a nurse is checking her condition.

Davina went in for surgery at her local hospital, but was disappointed at her aftercare treatment. She called POhWER to support her in making a complaint.

Read Davina's story here

Michelle's Story


lady lying in a hospital bed while a nurse is checking her condition.

Michelle was helped >bya NHS Complaints Advocate after the loss of her brother, she was very happy with the support and understanding.

Read Michelle's Story here

Margaret's Story


When Margaret needed some support in getting her voice heard by the practice manager the GP surgery she turned to POhWER to support her.

Read Margaret's story here

Jain's Story


Jain received advocacy support following DoLS while living in care home 

Read Jain's Story here

News in Thurrock

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Events in Thurrock

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