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POhWER

POhWER provides information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. They provide services all over the country, including the following in Harrow:

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). This 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.

Relevant Person’s Paid Representative (RPPR), is a service for those people (or Relevant Person) whom have been legally deprived of their liberty under the safeguards (DoLS) set out in Mental Capacity Act 2005, and have no family or friend whom can appropriately act as their representative. The role of the RPPR is to assist the Relevant Person to understand and execute their rights which includes calling a review of the DoL, or challenging the DoL or elements of it by accessing the Court of Protection, or by exercising them of behalf of the Relevant Person.

As well as the contact details below, you can text the word ’pohwer’ with your name and number to 81025 and they will call you back, or you can Skype "pohwer.advocacy".

Address:
PO Box 14043, Birmingham, B6 9BL
Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
Phone: 0300 456 2370 / Minicom: 0300 456 2364
Fax:
0300 456 2365
Opening times:
Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Who is it for:
People who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion and require advocacy
Charges:
None
How to apply:
Complete and return the referral form on the website
Sector:
Public

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Services offered to those who may require an advocate. An advocate is a person who can support a service user or carer through their contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff) there are advocacy services available that can be accessed through the Trust.These advocates are trained and independent.