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Advocacy service

Address details
Organisation C.A.S.A
Address The Annexe 100 Mary Street Balsall Heath
B12 9JU
Contact details
Phone 0121 440 5022

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy involves an agreed representative (Advocate), representing either a vulnerable individual or group by effectively communicating their case with influential others, about situations which either affect them directly or, and more usually, trying to prevent proposed changes which will leave them worse off. The intent and outcome of advocacy is to increase the individual’s sense of power; help them to feel more confident, to become more assertive and to resolve their issues and concerns.

How can we help you?
C.A.S.A. aims to break the cycle of disadvantage by acting on behalf of individuals who may not have access to statutory provision, such as that provided by the Community Legal Service.

C.A.S.A. offers the following services:

Finance and debt advocacy: high levels of deprivation in the areas in which we work results in a significant number of individuals who find themselves in financial situations which can spiral out of their control.
Advocacy linked to conflicts between landlord and tenant, in terms of either side’s obligations: this is a particular problem in inner City Birmingham where a larger proportion of the population live in private rented accommodation although some live in social housing.
Advocacy to access benefit entitlement: this is in order to provide the means for maintaining a reasonable standard of living, and to facilitate social inclusion.
For further Information, please contact:

Judy Foster Or Earl Laird
Email Address
Telephone Number 0121 440 7451
C.A.S.A’s highly experienced and professional workforce is further complimented by the availability of language interpreters who ensure no individual or community residing within the West Midlands are excluded from receiving guidance and support.

Service details
Categories Advocacy
Gender both
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Last updated: Nov 28, 2016 11:13

Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.