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Data for financial year ending 30 March 2018

Pohwer

  • Income

    £12.2M

  • Spending

    £12.2M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1061543 Company no. 03323040

Contact details

Public address

  • Pohwer, Hertlands House, Primett Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3EE

Aims & activities

POhWER provides information, advice, statutory and non statutory advocacy services to people with disabilities or who are vulnerable or disadvantaged, supporting them to speak up and have a voice that is heard when important decisions are being made about them. Our statutory advocacy services include Community Advocacy, Mental Health and Mental Capacity advocacy and NHS/Health Complaints advocacy.

What the charity does

  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • Disability
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Economic/community development/employment
  • Other charitable purposes

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities
  • People of a particular ethnic or racial origin
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • Other defined groups
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information

Income and Endowments:

£12.2M

Expenditure:

£12.2M

Assets and liabilities

  • £159.3K Own use assets
  • £0.0K Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £1.8M Other assets
  • £909.3K Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

100%
100%
0%

Charitable objects

THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS ARE TO RELIEVE PEOPLE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, CHANNEL ISLANDS AND THE ISLE OF MAN WHO HAVE LEARNING DIFFICULTIES, PHYSICAL, SENSORY OR OTHER DISABILITIES, MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS, PEOPLE WHO ARE AGED, IN POVERTY OR WHO ARE OTHERWISE SOCIALLY EXCLUDED (HEREINAFTER CALLED "THE BENEFICIARIES") IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY: (I) PROVIDING ADVOCACY AND MANAGING ADVOCACY AND USER-INVOLVEMENT PROJECTS WHICH HELP THE BENEFICIARIES TO SPEAK UP AND TO BE HEARD; (II) SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ADVOCACY AND SERVICE USER-INVOLVEMENT PROJECTS WHICH HELP THE BENEFICIARIES; (III) SUPPORTING AND ADVISING ADVOCACY AND USER-INVOLVEMENT PROJECTS; (IV) PROMOTING ADVOCACY AND GOOD PRACTICE IN ADVOCACY AND USER-INVOLVEMENT; (V) PROMOTING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE BENEFICIARIES; (VI) EDUCATING AND TRAINING PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS ABOUT ADVOCACY AND USER-INVOLVEMENT; (VII) PROVIDING ADVICE AND INFORMATION TO THE BENEFICIARIES AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING SERVICES TO THEM.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 31/08/1996 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 26/09/2001 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 06/09/2002 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 03/10/2003 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 04/11/2010 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 26/08/2011 as amended on 03 Aug 2015

Area of benefit

National

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 9 Trustees
  • 381 Employees
  • 102 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Bridget Flint None on record
Leigh Peter Hutchings Disability Watford Up-to-date
The Watford And District Talking Newspaper For The Blind Up-to-date
Richard Anthony Carter El Telefono De La Esperanza Up-to-date
Elizabeth Finn Care Up-to-date
Friends Of Music At St. Peter's Eaton Square Limited Up-to-date
The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of Pimlico St Peter With Westminster Christ Church Up-to-date
Geoffrey Stephen Gibbs (Chair) None on record
Sundera Moorthy Kumara-Moothy None on record
John Barzey None on record
Waqas Chauhdry None on record
Robert Wainwright None on record
Sandra Harding None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Scotland
  • Throughout England