POhWER is a charity and membership organisation. We provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.

POhWER was set up in 1996 by service users who, tired of others making assumptions about their capabilities and views, wanted equal access to information and a voice of their own.

Reflecting our origins, the majority of our Board are people who count as disabled under the Equality Act and our membership is largely drawn from people who have used our services.

There is a film in which our a group of our members talk about how POhWER came about and what the organisation means to them. You can watch this on our YouTube Channel.

Our values:

Our values are our core principles, the qualities and beliefs that drive all of our work. These have evolved over the years and can now be restated to ensure we put people at the heart of everything we do:-