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POhWER: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

This record is classed under Advocacy services, Learning disability, Mental health.

Service Provider NameIndependent Mental Capacity Advocacy
Address1PO Box 14043
Post CodeB6 9BL
Where do they provide service from?address above
Telephone0300 456 2370
Fax0300 4546 2365
Area coveredSandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall
Who is the service for?People who lack capacity and have no family or friends to support them
Referral routeSelf or third party referrals
Specific ethnic group?No.
Summary of servicesWhen 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 details8am- 6pm
RemitPOhWER is a charity and membership organisation. We provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.
Chargeable service?No
Cost of serviceFree
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