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Advice & Support Service

 

December 2017.......

 

Service News - The Advice & Support Service are running the Christmas Appeals again this year. We are collecting children’s toys (new) and women’s gifts (new) for the Women’s Refuge Appeal as well as items such as tinned food, packets, pasta, rice, biscuits, cake, toiletries, etc for the Christmas Food Appeal. This food will be collected throughout the month of December for those struggling to make ends meet over the holiday period.

Teresa met with the new Ambassador, Adrian O’Neill for a Community lunch at the Embassy of Ireland and the following week she also met with the Ambassador & his Wife Aisling after he presented his credentials to the Queen. More recently Teresa also met with the new Minister for Diaspora and International affairs, Ciarán Cannon who was keen to connect up with Community representatives working in Britain. There seemed to be a clear understanding by all parties of the predicament of vulnerable Irish people living in Britain and a resolve to continue supporting Community Groups who assist people in difficult/crisis situations. It is hoped that we will have a visit by the Ambassador & his wife here at the Centre in the not too distant future.

Teresa attended the Annual WB Yeats Lecture by kind invitation from the Irish Literacy Society which was also held at the Embassy of Ireland as they hosted the event. The Ambassador, Embassy staff & the Director and Chairperson of the Irish Literary Society were in attendance along with Tara Bergin whose poetry book was being launched and a very interesting Q&A session ensued. Thank you to all our dedicated and hard-working volunteers for their commitment over this past year.

As Sainsburys' chosen Charity of the Year, the Irish Centre was recently presented with a cheque for £1000 for their Welfare Projects. Accepting the cheque on behalfe of the Centre is Teresa Intavarant, Advice & Support Service Manager and Moira Terrill, Haringey irish Pensioners Group.

From 7th November 2016 the benefit cap is reduced and is set at a different level depending on whether you live inside or outside London:

The benefit cap will impact significantly on client’s ability to manage, not least their ability to afford their rent. Each local authority should have a provision to assist people affected by this change.

 

 

DROP-IN

Wednesday 10am –12.30pm

Thursday 2pm – 4.30pm

Strictly appointments only at all other times.

 

ISSUES COVERED

Welfare Benefits, Accommodation, Council Tax, Housing Benefit/Local Housing Allowance, Disability Issues, Pension/Irish Pension, Grant applications, Identity documents, Health, Repatriation & other Legal issues.

Tel: 020 8365 1125 / 020 8808 3937 / 020 8808 0454

Outreach: 020 8885 3687/ Fax: 020 8808 6415

1st Floor, Haringey Irish Centre

 

Film Club

1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm

Tuesday, December 5th - Mrs Brown's Christmas Special. Sleigh Bells are ringing in the Brown’s house as Christmas comes round for another year of f***ing festive fun. Mrs Brown gets up to more of her antics and the results are hilarious, particularly with Christmas just around the corner!!

Tuesday, December 19th - Christmas Get together. We Invite our Film Club participants to join us in a small Christmas celebration to see the year out and look forward to the next year of thought-provoking films.

 

The Film Club is open to anyone who feels isolated or needing an outlet where they can socialise in a warm and welcoming environment. There is no cost to attend, no obligation to book in ahead you literally just turn up on your own or with some friends around 1:30pm on the day. Patricia and Christina, our fantastic volunteers, will be in attendance baking and serving lovely home baked scones and brown bread along with tea & coffee free of charge.

 

For further information on any of the above contact Mary 020 88080454

 

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The Advice & Support Service details can be obtained via the Irish Centre website. It contains drop-in times, telephone contact numbers, email addresses as well as details of previous projects/events which are located in the archive section. All future events are publicised here.

 

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