Delivery of social welfare benefits assessment, access to statutory service assessment and signposting to additional services.
The assessments are carried out in peoples home and target the elderly and disabled within our community.
Open: Thu 09.00 -13.00
Tel: 020 8826 1080
Staff: Ayse Oyuncu
TCCA Assessment Project has now been operating for over four months; during that time 22 elderly and disabled housebound Turkish Speakers have received a full needs assessment related to financing, access of services and additional need.
In many cases this segment of the population would be recognised as the forgotten sector, as their issues have no way of reaching decision makers. The project will re-dress these imbalances and apart from ensuring that beneficiaries are receiving correct information and advice are signposted to providers who can help them beyond the short term of the project.
The areas we have targeted score high of the ladder of deprivation, and lack support services that can reach those most in need due to isolation. We are also keen to point out that many of those that were helped lacked extended family networks and have limited contact with the outside world.
Of the 22 beneficiaries that the project supported; 16 were able to access further benefits, 14 were signpost 14 for additional services, 15 received additional help through TCCA and the total value of new income for those we helped was an additional £16.360 pa. All who evaluated the project rated it as 5 out of 5.