In the East of England, POhWER supports people who face challenging situations and helps them to understand their rights and the options available to them through information, advice, advocacy and signposting.   Our services available are:

  • NHS Complaints Advocacy Service (support available in Norfolk, Peterborough, Cambridge and Thurrock),
  • Community Advocacy service (support available in Thurrock),
  • Independent Mental Capacity Act/Deprivation of Liberty/Paid Representative and Representative Support (support available in Thurrock, Norfolk), and
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (support available in Thurrock, Central Essex, Norfolk).If we do not provide a service needed, we support people to find out who does/can. Our IAASC centre assists with all queries that come in to us and can be accessed by all on 0300 456 2370 or You can check for all local POhWER services via our website.

POhWER supports working in partnership with all organisations that help people in need of support and so welcomes the opportunity to do this with in the future with the aim to ensure the care people receive is of high quality and in a way that is relevant to their own needs.

Anita McArthur-Worbey, Community Manager Central and East of England



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