What is POhWER advocacy?
What is POhWER advocacy?
Welcome to POhWER We help people who, because of disability, illness, social exclusion and other challenges, find it difficult to express their views or get the support they need. Our mission is to empower people to have a voice and make a real difference to their lives.
How do I access my advocacy service?
How to get an advocate. Contact social services at your local council and ask about advocacy services. Find your local social services. POhWER is a charity that helps people to be involved in decisions being made about their care.
How do I access independent advocacy services?
Advocacy services are available across the country and contacting your local council is the best place to start your search. If you have a Care Coordinator from your local social services, healthcare or homecare team, they will be able to help you seek independent advocacy.
What does advocacy support mean?
Advocacy means getting support from another person to help you express your views and wishes, and help you stand up for your rights. Someone who helps you in this way is called your advocate.
What is POhWER?
POhWER help people who, because of disability, illness, social exclusion and other challenges, find it difficult to express their views or get the support they need. POhWER advocacy, information and advice services are free, independent and confidential.
Can a family member be an advocate?
Friends, family or carers can be an advocate for you, if you want them to. However, it’s important to be aware that being your advocate is a different kind of relationship to being your friend or family member, and may be challenging at times.
How do I find an advocate for myself?
Contact mental health agencies and organizations for information and support. Using the information you have gathered, plan a strategy that you feel will work to get what you need and want for yourself. Think of several ways to address the problem. Ask supporters for suggestions.
Who is entitled to advocate?
Statutory advocacy means a person is legally entitled to an advocate because of their circumstances. This might be because they’re being treated under the Mental Health Act or because they lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions.
Who do advocates help?
Advocacy services help people – especially the most vulnerable – to be involved in the decisions that affect their lives. The health and care system can seem complex and confusing and saying what you want can be stressful, especially if you need on-going support from the services involved.
What is an advocate UK?
The role of an advocate is to offer independent support to those who feel they are not being heard and to ensure they are taken seriously and that their rights are respected. An advocate does not represent their own views but amplifies that of the person they are supporting.
How do I contact POhWER?
Complete forms should be sent by secure email to: [email protected]. POhWER will offer an information and advice support service so if you are unsure if an advocate is needed or what type of advocate is needed please phone us. We are here for anyone who needs information, advice support and advocacy.
What does POhWER do?
POhWER is a national registered charity which delivers information, advice, support and advocacy services to people facing difficult issues and who want to make their voice heard. POhWER’s advocacy services are free, independent and confidential. All our advocates are home based and live locally in Leicestershire/Rutland.
What is the POhWER charity?
POhWER is a national registered charity which delivers information, advice, support and advocacy services to people facing difficult issues and who want to make their voice heard. POhWER’s advocacy services are free, independent and confidential.
Are the advocacy services we provide free of charge?
We are a charity and the advocacy, information and advice services we provide are free, independent and confidential. How are advocacy services continuing to support people during coronavirus?