Community Advice and Support Scheme

To relieve the inhabitants of the London Borough of Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking and Dagenham, and the surrounding area who are in need because of age, a mental or physical disability or poverty in particular but not exclusively by the provision of advice, advocacy and support services.

CASS provides a range of advice and information services as well as practical help and support.

  • Information: General, disability issues, sign posting where we cannot help. (Currently limited service)
  • Advice: As above.
  • Training: Volunteers, disability awareness, equality, etc. 
  • Consultancy: Buy in or consult experts to deliver services etc.
  • Welfare Right Work: Advice and support with benefits issues and applications. (Currently Limited Service)
  • Advocacy: Undertake detailed case work where we can. (To fill forms or give assistance to those who are home bound or for other reasons cannot come to us) 
  • Lobby / Dialogue: Contribute on public issues / educate and inform our members and clients about new developments that affect their lives.
  • Volunteering: Recruit, train, support, supervise and work with volunteers to provide services to our members and clients.

Practical Assistance for Disabled, Elderly and those with Long Term Illness: At home, with help in the house, gardening, handy work - painting and decorating, minor repairs of electrical, plumbing, furniture, etc.

  • Outreach: Visit individuals and organizations to offer support with our expertise in their homes or centres. 
  • Work training support for job search / placements: Help out with employment / job seeking. Help with employment and interview skills. Help to become self-employed
  • Recycling: To re-use unwanted household / office items / furniture to be able to help our members, clients and other organizations who are in need.
  • Grants: We assist our clients to identify, apply for grants designed for individual disabled or vulnerable people, receive those on their behalf, pass it on or utilize it as directed by the grant making body. Such grants have gone to help our clients buy equipment or other services they need to live in the community or for repairs and to maintain their quality of life.

Who to contact

020 3538 4418 020 3538 4418
Community Advice and Support Scheme
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Selby Street Community Centre
15 Selby Street
E1 5BX

Other Details

Who is this service for?
Everyone welcome
Can I refer myself?
Referral not required
Referral Details

Any authority or organisation can refer and also self referral 

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