Nottinghamshire East Midlands > Nottinghamshire POhWER is proud to have been delivering advocacy services in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire since 2010. In a recent survey 100% of the people we helped said that we are proactive and responsive. 95% of professionals working with someone we supported said we ensure our clients are put at the centre of processes and decisions. We provide the following services in Nottinghamshire: Independent Advocacy under the Care Act 2014 Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) NHS Complaints Advocacy Independent Advocacy for people affected by the Transforming Care agenda Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR) Secure Services Volunteer, peer and citizen advocacy How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Nottinghamshire, you can download the forms below: NHS Complaints Advocacy referral form Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) referral form Care Act Advocacy Referral Form Nottingham & Nottinghamshire If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, you can contact us on 0300 456 2370 or email [email protected]. Local Resources Download the Nottinghamshire IMCA leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottinghamshire IMHA leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottinghamshire Care Act Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottinghamshire NHS Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottinghamshire Independent Advocacy (Transforming Care) leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottinghamshire Independent Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottinghamshire Independent Mental Health Advocacy for informal patients leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottinghamshire RPPR leaflet (pdf) The Nottinghamshire Help Yourself site is a partnership between health, the voluntary sector and Nottinghamshire County Council to bring information and advice together in one central place - so people can find the information they need easily.” In your area East Midlands Ideal Ward Round Gains Recognition With the SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) second annual Co-production Week and Festival around the corner, POhWER was the subject of their weekly blog and the exciting examples of work we are doing in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The blog writes about the ‘Ideal Ward Round’ Project. The idea came for the Ideal Ward Round is a project in conjunction with the Involvement Centre at Duncan Mac Millan House, volunteers, and carers is aimed at making a really difference to changing the way ward rounds are conducted. James Shutt Community Manager recalls how the project came about “A question that's bothered me for a long time: could a co-produced project between patients, carers and willing professionals – a real group of ‘outsiders’ – make a tangible difference to the experience of being on an acute mental health ward? Well, I realised it was bothering quite a few other people too.” The group was set up in 2014 and through the hard work of everyone involved, the scheme is not being piloted in several wards across Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. For more click on the below link. http://coproductionweek2017.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/co-production-and-mental-health-ideal.html The SCIEannual Co-production Week and Festival will start from the 3rd July 2017.