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Powys Advocacy Network

Powys Advocacy Network was launched with the aim of promoting closer collaboration across organisations whose primary purpose is the delivery of an advocacy service or who provide a range of services including advocacy. The Network meet on a quarterly basis across Powys. The Network is chaired and administered by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO).

PAN Charter

The members of this network are committed to the Powys Advocacy Charter. The charter was developed by the members of the group and can be downloaded here.

You can read a Powerpoint presentation about PAN here.

The members

You can download a list of members here.

To find out more about these organisations check out the services directory link here.

Sharing information

Wales Adult Protection Policy
Wales Adult Protection Policy & Procedure - you can download the document here.

Missing Voices Report
The Children's Commissioner's Report on Advocacy for Children and Young People's Partnerships across Wales.

Government makes 'crucial' commitment to advocacy - more information here

Francis Report - more information here

The Advocacy Quality Performance Mark

was reviewed by National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) who were asked by the Department of Health and the A4A Board to work in consultation with providers, users and commissioners of advocacy services to build on and update the work of Action for Advocacy, which sadly ceased operations in 2013.


Age Cymru Golden Thread Advocacy Programme leaflet

Golden Threads Advocacy Programme Presentation

Meeting dates

All meetings will be held at PAVO offices, 30 Ddole Road Enterprise Park, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6DF, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

You can read the notes/minutes from the previous meetings here:

17 September 2014

18 June 2014

20 January 2016

24 May 2016

21 September 2016 - postponed

12 October 2016 

13 December 2016

30 January 2017 - Co-commissioning/Co-production Advocacy Workshop

16 May 2017

(12 September 2017) changed to 7 September 2017

4 December 2017

Nursing Collaborative

First meeting was held with third sector, private sector and health board colleagues exploring the needs to:

1. Overcome issues relating to nursing recruitment, share learning and/or possible processes

2. Share best practice, through rotation of staff, action learning sets, regular meetings

3. Share training as part of Nursing Revalidation, but also in general for updating/learning new skills. Explore synergies around eLearning packages. There are local nurses who have specific/advanced skills (some of whom are in the 3rd sector. Explore how these skills can be utilised/shared.

4. Explore closer collaboration between District Nurses/Practice Nurses with other nursing colleagues across Powys.

5. Explore the needs around clinical and peer supervision, whether this is within a group or 1:1. This links with sharing best practice but also underpins the principles within Nursing Revalidation.

Meeting 23 October 2015

Meeting 19 January 2016

Meeting 31 March 2016

Meeting 17 June 2016

Meeting 7 October 2016

28 February 2017

25 April 2017

24 July 2017 - postponed

26 September 2017

6 December 2017



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PAVO provides training courses on all aspects of running community groups and voluntary organisations ... find out more

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Powys Mental Health Team

The Powys Mental Health Team provides information, support, representation networks, advice and training to the Third Sector on any aspect of mental health services in Powys ... find out more

Children and Young People

A network for organisations and groups who support, help, play and work with children, young people and their families, helping them to share good practice, work together and link to the CYP Partnership ... find out more

Health, Social Care & Wellbeing

Have your say and keep informed about how the Third Sector contributes to Health and Social Care services in Powys ... find out more

Community Transport

Community Transport meets the transport needs of communities where these needs are not or cannot be adequately met by public and/or commercial transport ... find out more

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