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Services

At Raising My Voice Foundation, we are doing all we can to help those most in need of help. The services we offer are constantly being improved and expanded upon and if there’s something specific you need but you can’t see it on this list, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Advocacy
Accessing legal advice
Accessing financial advice
Advice and information across all aspects of social services, including but not exclusively –

  • Children’s & Adult Services
  • Safeguarding issues
  • Housing
  • Benefits
  • Education
  • Women’s Services, including Refuge
  • Mental Health
  • Language skills, including translation, interpreting (especially for the Turkish & Kurdish communities)

As always, if you are struggling to get your voice heard, please, please contact us. It’s why we are here and it’s what we do best.

If you (or anyone you know) needs help or a sympathetic, non-judgemental person to talk to, please, please come by and see us. We guarantee absolute confidentiality and should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call us on 020 3609 1454.

Safeguarding:

Means protecting people’s health, well-being and human Rights. Enabling people to live free from actual harm, abuse and neglect.

R.M.V.F work with individuals who are experiencing any form of abuse or have concerns regarding anyone they may have concerns about. We work closely with Agencies such as the police, local councils, health agencies and other professional statutory and also voluntary agencies including solicitors.

You or someone you know may be involved with Social Services and do not fully understand the procedures or systems. We can act as an advocate on your behalf, support, advise and guide you with the help to protect your rights.

Housing:

R.M.V.F can provide information on various housing matters. Working closely with specific Housing Charities we can advocate on your behalf. We provide support with

Homelessness
Housing Benefit
Debt
Eviction
Repossession
Repairs
Complaints and legal action

Benefits:

R.M.V.F Staff team can advise you on Benefit Entitlement.

Benefits for families:

Including Child Trust Funds, Childcare and The Sure Start Maternity Grant Carer’s and Disability Benefits.

Including Disability, Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance.

Child Benefits:

Information about eligibility claiming and what to do when Child Benefit stops.

Death Benefit:

Widowed parent’s allowances
Bereavement payment
Funeral Payments

Heating and Housing Benefits:

Including winter fuel payment and cold weather payment

Jobseeker’s Allowance and Low Income Benefits;

Including Income Support, Community Care Grants and Crisis loans.

Tax Credits:

Including working Tax credits, Child Tax credit and when Tax credit Stops.

Staff and R.M.V.F can help assess your entitlement. Apply for the relevant forms and help you complete the forms. We can also then advocate on your behalf in any disputes / Tribunals.

Women’s Services:

At R.M.V.F we have the knowledge regarding gender specific services for women across all London Boroughs and beyond. R.M.V.F will endeavor to support women who experience any form of domestic violence by liaising with partner agencies to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Since opening out of their office in Harringay, women with Addiction related issues have requested advice and support. No one will ever be turned away. Our founding principle R.M.V.F is not to judge, discriminate or turn away anyone who seeks advice or support.

There are many issues women face in our society today and at R.M.V.F we will try our best to meet the request made of us.