Community Advice Services Association

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Raised by 37 people in 3 months
Created February 5, 2019
To provide free legal advice, representation and support for those in the local community who are living with poverty. We advise and represent disabled benefit claimants to obtain, maintain or get back their just entitlement.The Initiative Factory/CASA was set-up in the aftermath of the Liverpool Dockworkers Dispute to uphold the aims and objectives of the ‘Sacked Liverpool Dockworkers’ in promoting ‘Fairness and Justice’ for all. 
We were established as an Industrial and Provident Society in 1998 with the objectives of relieving poverty sickness and hardship and advancing education in Merseyside. In particular, the community work we do serves unemployed and socially excluded, both working and work-less, residents of Liverpool.
At the moment we receive no funding for this vital service.  Community Advice Services Association(CASA) is a not for profit organisation. All funding we may receive is reinvested  in the CASA to continue to provide an essential service for the local community.|
The Community Advice Services Association (CASA) was set-up to support and address the concerns of a large number of people & groups who use the CASA (The Dockers Building), who have constantly raised the issue of the lack of basic advice in the fields of welfare rights, training projects and further education and a real sense of despair & frustration that opportunities are being lost.
From Monday 23rd August 2004, a Welfare Rights Caseworker based at the Casa has been available to anyone seeking advice on:
Claiming a Benefit
Help with filling in forms
Advice on Disability Benefits
Checking you are receiving the correct amounts
You would like to check you are receiving all your entitlements
Home visits for people with mobility problems
Representation at Social Security Tribunals, Disability Appeals, Housing, Appeals and appeals to the Social Security Upper Tribunal.
Pension Advice: on-site expert advice is given by experienced fund trustees and advisers
Over the last 5 years we have raised over £5 million benefit income for the local community in Employment Support, Personal Independence Payment(PIP), Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Attendance Allowance (AA)and Industrial Injuries  Benefits
During the same time we have assisted hundreds of employees to remain in employment or obtain compensation for unfair dismissal,  unlawful discrimination e.g. Pregnancy/Matrnity Discrimination, Sex Discrimination and Disability Discrimination.
We have helped disabled people to remain in employment or start employment sourcing a DWP Project of "Access to Work"
We also offer Debt Advice from experienced advocates. If you are worried about debt. Don't suffer in silence, email: benefitsexpert@outlook.com
The CASA is in desperate need of an injection of funding if we are to continue with providing support to some of the most deprived communities in the United Kingdom.

We need help from experienced individuals to make successful bids  to the National Lottery, Lotto and trust funds for not for profit organisations like the Community Advice Services  Association (The CASA)
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Thank you to all our donors, the £1200.00 you have donated is helping us to help more people like the late Steve Smith. However, we still require donations. If you can donate, no matter how small, please do so?
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5 new cases today.
1. Claimant with severe and widespread brain damage found fit for work after the Independent Assessment Service(IAS), formerly ATOS scored him zero points.
2. Claimant severely disabled in accident at work. Housebound most of the time because she cannot walk loses her PIP and has to give car back. She attends hospital appointments at least 3 times per week. Effectively, she will not be able to pay for taxis etc to attend these medicals after car has gone.
3. Man in his 50s who's had major heart attacks and has to carry a stent in his arm,rendering the right arm useless. Also has cervical spondilytis , frozen shoulder and arthritis. Yes you've guest it! He has been found fit for work by the Independent Assessment Service (IAS), formerly ATOS scored him zero points. If this is what IAS does when it's allegedly "INDEPENDENT"? What would they do if they were not INDEPENDENT? Execute benefit claimants by lethal injection, after all the Health Care Professionals are medically qualified, mainly nurses are tarined to administer injections.
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We are booked up for appointments for the next 3 weeks. We have received hundreds of phone calls. Some of those involve people who are terminally ill. Any queries, please email communityadvice@gmx.co.uk
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We have had over 250 phone calls since yesterday. Terry is booked up now for the next 3 weeks, not counting the Appeal hearings.
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Raised by 37 people in 3 months
Created February 5, 2019
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