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Taunton older people (360G-SomersetCF-A410277)

Volunteer-led advice and support addressing older people's barriers to living independently.


24 Jun 2016

Grant details
Amount Applied For 895
Amount Awarded 895
Award Date 2016-06-24T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code E01029289
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type LSOA
Beneficiary Location: Name Taunton Deane 007D
Grant Programme: Code TDBC VCS Small Grants
Grant Programme: Title Grants to Groups
Impact Category Promote reduction of isolation and disadvantage and access to local services
Last Modified 2017-10-19T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Duration (months) 11
Planned Dates: End Date 2017-06-30T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2016-07-01T00:00:00+00:00
Primary age group Seniors (65+)
Primary beneficiary Older People
Primary ethnicity All Ethnicities
Primary issue Disability and Access issues
Recipient Org: Charity Number 1158913
Recipient Org: Description "It matters to us that any disabled person or their carers receive the community care or NHS services and funding they need" SCCM is a county wide ,independent , specialist service offering information ,advice and advocacy on community care issues, which includes community care and NHS law, to any person with long term illness or disability or their carers Community care covers any services that enable a disabled person cope to live as best of their ability Clients may contact us by phone,e mail or in the office and anyone who cannot get to us we do a home visit. when the volunteer talks to the person we get the full details of their health and care needs and what barriers they have encountered - for instance : If you are 80 ,should you compelled to go 18 months without the ability to bathe? We discuss with them the legal rights and options they have to resolve this ,and agree what action they would like us to take on behalf of them. Using the law and details gathered from them to advocate to seek to resolve the problem . We know if we do not get a suitable response how to escalate the advocacy ,whether that be submitting a complaint ,preparing a statement for an Ombudsman or briefing a Barrister for a Judicial review . In addition to the case work on peoples behalf we try to educate people about their rights . We give talks to carers ,disabled or elderly groups and seek to have stands at exhibitions or conferences
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