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
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
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - support people
to protect their human rights when there are being deprived of
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 email@example.com
Fax us on 0300 456 2365
Write to us at:
21-23 Mill Street
You can download a leaflet about our services here
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
Fax: 01234 857622