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Advocacy Organisations in Bedfordshire

There are a number of organisations that provide advocacy in Bedford Borough.

Bedford Borough Council has a contract with POhWER and we will normally make referrals to them.


POhWER Advocacy services in Bedford Borough

POhWER provides a range of free, confidential and independent advocacy services to help people make choices about their lives, to understand their rights, to be treated as equals and to be heard. We are based in Bedford and our advocates work within the community to ensure we are accessible to you.  We also provide a central  information and advice service.   

Community Advocacy  - support people who are vulnerable, isolated and in need of support to get their voice heard.  The services are available to anyone aged 18 and over who live in Bedford.
Independent Mental Advocacy  - support people who are detained under the Mental Health Act to understand their rights and options available for them.
Complaints Advocacy  - supports people who wish to express concerns about their health care
Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy  - support people who lack mental capacity to still have their views represented
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - support people to protect their human rights when there are being deprived of their liberty.
Service User Engagement  - Working with groups of people in the community to make sure that people are involved in decisions about:

  • their own treatment, care and support
  • services changes
  • strategy, policy and planning.

 

How to contact us:

Call our Information & Advice Centre on 03004562362
Text your name and number to 81025
Visit our website at www.pohwer.net/
Email us at pohwer@pohwer.net
Skype pohwer.advocacy
Fax us on 0300 456 2365

Write to us at:

Suite 4
21-23 Mill Street
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 3EU

You can download a leaflet about our services here

 

Victim Support

To provide all victims of crime in Bedfordshire with the highest quality of service to meet their needs, and to create opportunities for them to recover as fully as possible from their traumatic experiences. Support is offered to victims and witnesses of violence, serious sexual assault, burglary and murder. Our witness service operates in all three courts.


How to contact us:

Tel: 0845 456 5995

Fax: 01234 857622

Email: bedfordshire@victimsupport.org.uk

 

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