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Customer Spotlight – POhWER

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Customer Spotlight – POhWER

Next in our Customer Spotlight series we find out more about POhWER.  

POhWER are based at CAN Mezzanine in Old Street using our charity and social enterprise office space to provide a flexible solution to their office needs. 

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

 

 

Keep a look out for the next in our series of Customer Spotlights coming soon or take a look at our other CAN Mezzanine customer videos on our YouTube channel.

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