POhWER is a charity and membership organisation. It provides information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.
Its services are designed by service users for service users. POhWER is one of the largest providers of advocacy services in the UK and England's largest provider of NHS Complaints Advocacy.
POhWER can offer Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) for those who have been assessed by a doctor or social worker as lacking mental capacity to make key decisions in their lives - perhaps because of mental illness, dementia, learning difficulties, a stroke or brain injury.
It can also provide Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHA) who are specially trained to work within the framework of the Mental Health Act 1983 to support people to understand their rights under the Act and participate in decisions about their care and treatment..
Where to go
POhWER can be contacted at PO Box 14043, Birmingham, B6 9BL