Oxfordshire Advocacy HubSouthern England > Oxfordshire All 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: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person’s Paid Representative Service (RPPR) Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) including an IMHA Prisoners service supporting prisoners with issues around their mental health and associated care and treatment within HMP Bullingdon and HMP Huntercombe. Care Act Advocacy NHS Complaints Advocacy Community Advocacy How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Oxfordshire, you can download the forms below: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) referral form Independent NHS Complaints Advocacy referral form Care Act Advocacy referral form Community Advocacy referral form 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 Download Oxfordshire Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) leaflet (pdf) Download Oxfordshire Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) leaflet (pdf) Download Oxfordshire Relevant Persons Paid Representative Service (RPPR) leaflet (pdf) Download Oxfordshire Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) leaflet (pdf) Download Oxfordshire NHS Complaints Advocacy Service leaflet (pdf) Download Oxfordshire Care Act Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download Oxfordshire Community Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Visit our Empohwer Oxfordshire Facebook page for local information & resources In your area South West England Would you like to be a Volunteer Community Advocate in Oxfordshire? 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.