West Midlands > Walsall

As from 1st April 2016 POhWER are pleased to announce that we provide IMHA, IMCA and NHS complaints advocacy in Walsall.

We are also recruiting for volunteers to work across Walsall and the surrounding areas.

We offer the following services in Walsall:

  • NHS Complaints Advocacy for people who wish to make a complaint about treatment provided under the NHS
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Paid Relevant Persons Representative Services 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.
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA). Anyone who is detained in a secure Mental Health setting in Walsall is entitled to access support from an IMHA.
  • Volunteering in Walsall. If you would like to apply all you need to do is fill in the online application form and a member of our volunteer team will contact you to talk to you in more detail about local volunteer opportunities in your area.

How do I get support from an advocate?

To make a referral to the advocacy services in Walsall, 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].

Local Resources

Alison's Story

A mid-aged lady with blond hair, is standing with her hand on her chin in thought.

Read Alison’s story to see how advocacy support helped her to make her complaint and receive an explanation about her treatment to put her mind at rest.

Read Alison's story here