Weʼre raising £15,000 to fund a welfare rights adviser for 1 year that can help generate up to £1,000000 back into deprived communities. Simples!
- Knowsley, United Kingdom
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Tasc was founded in 2014 following the sudden closure of a well used Advice provider in Kirkby. The community were devastated and struggled to access the existing services as demand grew.
As qualified advisers delivering welfare and money advice across Knowsley for over 20 years we believe such advice is much needed, particularly in disadvantaged communities like Knowsley.
FACT Knowsley is one of the worst boroughs in the UK affected poverty including many older people and those just beggining their lives with younger families. As residents of Knowsley WHY is the financial welfare not as much of a priority as health!. Information on services, entitlements and financial assistance can only increase financial well-being in such communities.
FACT In just over 2 years delivering much needed welfare and money advice services TASC have helped to generate £4.5 million pounds in actual awards of 'what may have largely been unclaimed benefits.
Please do not be put off by the stigma shame and discrimination portrayed by media and some public opinions,
Please read some of our services users comments from 2016-17 evaluation report.
We asked TASC service users to complete an evaluation survey to provide a summary.
What were the issues you needed our help with? Service users were able to write in their own words any additional comments in this section; we recorded some of the extracts
“Tasc helped me with my appeal” “I would have been lost without TASC and they were friendly and informative I would be lost without their service and value them as part of the community”
“Debts and benefits advice was not easily available in my area ” Tasc were able to help us.
“Benefits forms, health assessment appeal and rent issue. I don’t know what I would have done without the help from TASC. What an invaluable service these girls do.”
“I had part of my lung removed and was very ill indeed I needed help with DLA or PIP as it was then, I was very grateful for the help I received from the different staff they were so attentive and pleasant”
“What can I claim for as I have come out work?”
“When we got the help it was like a weight lifted off your shoulders just by someone knowing what they were doing as am not good filling in forms I was proper making myself ill worrying. But after seeing TASC I felt a lot better just by them listening to me, carnt thank them enough”
“Any questions you asked they could answer or they would make an appointment for the following week”
“TASC helped me to receive payments to bury my son. I was stressed and depressed and worried that I would not be able to give him a funeral. They also informed me on other entitlements to but not aware. TASC is a wonderful service to the Northwood Community it is an invaluable service to those that are struggling with everyday living"
“Because of the way the government are treating people I was suicidal I was alone and desperate for help Going to TASC was fantastic they listened to me and helped me with my forms. Without their help and support I would have taken my own life and I carnt thank them enough. I would highly recommend their services”
“My son and I needed help to fill out forms for personal independent payments Tasc gave support and helped us understand the forms, without their support my son and I would not have been able to fill out the form which would have resulted in him not receiving payments for his disability”
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- 6 months ago
Tasc Cic6 months ago
well TASC got a mention on The Last Leg channel 4 in the topical debate on PIP with Stephen Fry lets get conversation going on the problems people face without vital advice DWP are recruiting now.
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- 9 months ago
Tasc Cic9 months ago
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Feb 5, 2018
I'll donate again You lot are worth your weight in gold Good luck Girls
Nov 8, 2017
Everyone , please give what you can to help fund this VITAL service. Especially with the Universal Credit debacle being rolled out soon.
Nov 6, 2017
Good luck with your fund raising - you do a brilliant job for the residents in Northwood and Kirkby.
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https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tasc-cic We currently rely on very generous donations and funding from local foundations and #biglocal running on a shoe string budget with 2 advisers we have helped Knowsley residents claim £4.5 million in benefits in 2 years.
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