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POhWER Advocacy Services in Bedford

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.

 

Services provided

Independent Advocacy, including Advocacy under the Care Act  - supports people who are vulnerable,  isolated and in need of support to get their voice heard and to be involved in making decisions about their own treatment and care. The services are available to anyone aged 18 and over who lives in Bedford or is registered with a GP in Bedford.

Independent Mental Health Advocacy  - supports people who are detained under the Mental Health Act  to understand their rights and options available for them.

Independent NHS Complaints Advocacy  - supports people who wish to express concerns about their health care.

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy  - supports people who lack mental capacity to still have their views represented.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, including Relevant Paid Representatives Service - support people to protect their human rights when they are being deprived of their liberty.

Service User Engagement including development of Experts by Experience - 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.

 

Information, Advice and Signposting service, based locally

 

Address:  

Suite 2 & 5, 21-23 Mill Street, Bedford MK40 3EU

Tel:    

0300 456 2362 (Information & Advice Centre)

Minicom:  

0300 456 2364

Text:    

Text your name and number to 81025

Fax:  

0300 456 2365

Email:    

pohwer@pohwer.net

Web:  

www.pohwer.net/

Skype: 

pohwer.advocacy   

                                                                          

Access to Information

  • We provide leaflets and information in a variety of languages and formats, easy read, audio and DVDs.
  • We have access to translation and interpreting services.
  • We use communication toolkits, Makaton and other signing techniques

 

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