Next in our Customer Spotlight series we find out more about POhWER.
Who are POhWER?
POhWER is a charity and membership organisation. We provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.
POhWER was set up in 1996 and was developed by service users who, tired of others making assumptions about their capabilities and views, wanted equal access to information and a voice of their own.
“In all the areas that POhWER has services we have POhWER local groups, these are made up of volunteers and people who have used our services in the past. We’re always looking for more volunteers as they can provide advocacy support, they can provide help and signposting and help with direct payments so we’re looking for volunteers all the time.”
Glyn Doggett, Community Development Assistant, POhWER
Discover the mission, challenges & achievements of POhWER
Why not take a few minutes to watch this short video where we quiz Glyn Doggett to understand more about the work POhWER do, their plans for the future and why the following words are so important to the work they do:
voice, equal rights, statutory advocacy,
information, advice, community
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- The Housing Association’s Charitable Trust (HACT)
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- Action Tutoring
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- Think Global
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