Who We Are
POhWER provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. POhWER was established in 1996 by a group of people who were fighting social injustice and challenges in their lives. We still operate with these roots at the heart of everything we do; supporting marginalised, vulnerable and socially excluded people through our charitable advocacy work.
Our mission is to empower people to have a voice and make a real difference to their lives. We do this by speaking for them when they can’t and supporting them to speak for themselves when they can.
POhWER aims to enable all who need it to have a voice, to achieve empowerment and self-help so they win respect, uphold their rights and get their essential needs met. We focus on the most excluded members of society, so they are listened to when decisions are being made about them or the services that they need.
Our latest Impact Report showcases the amazing work and outcomes that are delivered through our services and the positive difference they make to people’s lives. https://www.pohwer.net/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=b5beeb94-df19-4b0b-9449-e97c578a3814
The difference you can make
The news reminds us almost daily of the rising numbers affected by mental health issues, dementia and disability. Supporting them to get the respect and care they need is a major challenge our whole society faces.
POhWER’s specialist advocates already help over 50,000 people each year, but rising needs require more support. Not all the services that our clients require are currently funded by the government. That is why we need your help to reach even more people with our services.
Your donation will go towards helping people like Carol (https://www.pohwer.net/carols-story-empohwer-group)