POhWER: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy
|Service Provider Name||Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy|
|Address1||PO Box 14043|
|Post Code||B6 9BL|
|Where do they provide service from?||address above|
|Telephone||0300 456 2370|
|Fax||0300 4546 2365|
|Area covered||Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall|
|Who is the service for?||People who lack capacity and have no family or friends to support them|
|Referral route||Self or third party referrals|
|Specific ethnic group?||No.|
|Summary of services||When someone cannot ask for an advocate themselves, because they do not have the capacity to do so due to brain injury, disability or illness, it does not mean that their views and wishes should not be taken into account. |
People over the age of 16 who lack capacity, and do not have an appropriate family member or friend to represent their views, are legally entitled to an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (if decisions are being made about serious medical treatment or a change of accommodation).
In some cases, where the person is vulnerable, they can have an advocate even if they do have family or friends.
Our Independent Mental Capacity Advocates gather information about individuals referred to our service to help decision makers, such as doctors and other health and social care professionals, to reach ‘best interest’ decisions about elements of their treatment and care.
Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy.
|When are the services run?||Helpline: Monday to Friday|
|Time details||8am- 6pm|
|Remit||POhWER is a charity and membership organisation. We provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.|
|Cost of service||Free|
|Disclaimer||Inclusion in this directory does not imply that Sandwell Council endorses the organisations and no responsibility is assumed for the information in their entries or their services. For terms and disclaimer see below.|