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.
Community Advice and
Support Scheme (CASS)
15 Selby Street
London E1 5BX
020 3538 4418
CASS was established in 1998 and commenced its operation in Islington.
CASS is a community organisation that offers advice, advocacy and support services for older people and those with disabilities and is run by a management committee.
The management committee oversees the policies and custodians of the constitution and funds of the organisation to ensure compliance and prudence and smooth running of CASS.
The management committee have a team of administrative staff overseeing the day to day activities and an office administrator to support the general running of the office. Together they recruit, train and deploy volunteers to carry out job requests from our clients which could include anything from long-term support to general support such as gardening, general DIY, decorating, minor repairs, home help, escorting to hospitals, shops, post office, befriending or any other jobs which our clients may require.
All our volunteers are essential to the smooth running of CASS but we do understand that they may wish to seek paid employment and in these circumstances our volunteers are given full training, under the criteria of funding received by CASS, together with assistance in CV writing and full support in their endeavours to attain full-time or part-time paid employment. That is part of the criteria for the funding awarded for this project.
The management committee is headed up by the Chair who is committed to developing new long term projects for CASS in the East London Area such as Recycling, Holidays, Mobility, Advice and information, Advocacy, Representation, Training, Welfare to work, and general support to those who meet the agreed criteria.
Uncle and nephew
Photo © 2005 Anissa Thompson
2006 Anissa Thompson