Oxfordshire Advocacy Hub

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Oxfordshire Advocacy Hub LogoAll advocacy services in Oxfordshire are delivered by the Oxfordshire Advocacy Hub. POhWER deliver a range of statutory and non-statutory advocacy services to the residents of Oxfordshire. We work in partnership with NYAS who deliver all children’s advocacy countywide.

The Oxfordshire Advocacy Hub delivers the following advocacy services:

How do I get support from an advocate?

To make a referral to the advocacy services in Oxfordshire, you can download the forms below:

Referrals for Children's Advocacy can be made to NYAS online (for professionals) or by calling 0808 808 1001 (for Children and Young people).

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 200 0082  or email [email protected]

Local Resources

Giving people a voice – and making sure it’s heard – is something POhWER does every day. We’re all about promoting equality, challenging unfairness and giving disadvantaged and vulnerable people access to high quality information, advice and advocacy services.

In Oxfordshire we are looking to recruit volunteers who share our core values and want to support vulnerable adults across Oxfordshire to be heard. Our community advocacy service is provided by volunteers who give their time to support their community.

Volunteer Community Advocates listen to their client and try to understand their needs, as well as support and empower them to resolve their issue. This might include making telephone calls, writing emails or letters with them or on their behalf, and supporting your client at meetings.

No previous experience of advocacy is necessary as full training is provided, however skills that make for good advocacy include the ability to:

  • communicate sensitively and empathetically with clients with a range of needs
  • non-judgemental about the client’s views, beliefs or situations
  • communicate effectively with professionals and other organisations
  • understand and establish working boundaries with clients
  • have an understanding of IT systems and a willingness to use technology

If you would like to apply to be a Volunteer Community Advocate you can do this through our online application form 

If you would like more information please contact Oxfordshire Advocacy Hub on 0300 200 0082 or email [email protected] 

Please note, a regular Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is undertaken for all volunteers.