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POhWER - Wolverhampton

POhWER is a charity that provides information, advocacy and advice services across England, offering direct and local support via Professionals and Volunteers. Our core audience is people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.

Our independent, free services reach individuals struggling with particular challenges in their lives. Advocacy means enabling your voice to be heard, speaking for you when you can’t and supporting you when you can.

Advocacy can help people to:

  • understand their situation and rights;
  • prepare for meetings;
  • communicate with staff and services ;
  • explore their options and choices; and
  • access relevant support.

We offer the following services in Wolverhampton:

  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR) - 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. 
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA). IMHA is a free, independent and confidential service for patients subject to the Mental Health Act 1983, either in hospital or in the community, helping them to understandand exercise thier rights and to be involved in decisions about thier care and treatment.
  • Care Act - This is an advocacy service to help people with substanital difficulty to be involved in Care Act Assessments about their care and support needs and for safeguarding processes, Social Care staff will refer people to POhWER for this service.

For further information please refer to the Downloads section of this page or get in touch with us. You can also view our Facebook Page for the latest information about our services and activities.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Penny Bodger-Yates
Contact Position
Regional Manager West Midlands
Telephone
Telephone - 0300 456 2370 (charged at local rate)
Minicom - 0300 456 2364
Text: send the word ’pohwer’ with your name and number to 81025
E-mail
pohwer@pohwer.net
Website
POhWER

Where to go

Name
Postal Address
Address
POhWER
PO Box 14043
Birmingham
Postcode
B6 9BL

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Our Support Centre is open Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 6.00pm

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

To make a referral to the advocacy services in Wolverhampton, 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, please contact us on 0300 456 2370 or email pohwer@pohwer.net.

Record Last Updated on: 01/06/2021

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