POhWER Care Act Advocacy

Address details
Organisation POhWER Advocacy
Address Room 59 Pure Offices Broadwell Road Oldbury
B69 4BY
Oldbury
Contact details
Email pohwer@pohwer.net
Phone 0300 456 2370
Website https://www.pohwer.net/
Opening hours 8am to 6pm
Accessibility details Fully accessible

The Care Act places a duty on local authorities to involve people as much as possible when their care and support is being assessed or reviewed or when they may be subject to safeguarding concerns.

A person will be entitled to have an independent advocate under the Care Act if:

• They are deemed to have “substantial difficulty” being fully involved in the process. This means they would have difficulty understanding, remembering, using or weighing up relevant information or in communicating their views, wishes or feelings
• There is no appropriate person available to support and represent the person’s wishes

An advocate can be involved when the local authority is:
• Carrying out a needs assessment
• Carrying out a child’s needs assessment
• Carrying out a carer’s assessment, child’s carer’s assessment or a young carer’s assessment
• Preparing a support plan or reviewing a care and support plan
• Making safeguarding enquiries or arranging for a Safeguarding Adults Review
Advocacy under the Care Act

Service details
Categories Advocacy
Staff Qualifications Staff qualified to deliver the services of POhWER.
Gender both
Quality standards Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service
Last updated: Apr 24, 2018 11:13

Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.