Strengthening Families And Welfare Services
Our strengthening families and welfare services provide support to families and improve the overall well-being of people within the community. Our avenues of support range from debt and benefits to household support with the overall aim of helping to resolve issues and work towards building stronger, more resilient families.
Advice Services Journey
Our advice services were set up to support vulnerable individuals from both established and new arrival migrant communities, who face obstacles such as language, cultural barriers and low IT and literacy skills. We aim to deliver a service that meets the community’s needs, is accessible and provides access to welfare support. We feel the latter is essential for individuals living in the most deprived wards of Birmingham, for whom welfare support has become a lifeline to ensuring stability. These wards are relatively close to the city centre but are in fact a significant distance from the social and economic opportunities available to wider communities.
Our advice services were established in 2012 and over the years, we have supported over 6000 people and secured more than £7 million in financial outcomes for our clients. We achieve this by constantly developing and collaborating with the community to ensure we are meeting their needs and providing a high standard of advice and support.
South Asian Family Support Hub
The South Asian Family Support Hub was designed to deliver support to South Asian families and assist them in overcoming barriers in order to build stronger, thriving families.
Community Safety Net
The Community Safety Net is our advice project that provides support for people struggling with issues of Welfare Benefits, Housing and Debt.
Windrush Compensation Scheme
We are working with the We Are Group to provide assistance regarding claims for the Windrush Compensation Scheme to help them make a stronger claim.
Neighbourhood Integrated Care & Connectivity Project
The Neighbourhood Integrated Care & Connectivity Project is Nishkam’s way of providing a wrap-around holistic service where we provide support, emphasizing on early intervention.
HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HCMTS)
We are working with We Are Digital to provide support with issues regarding HMCTS, working with the client to appeal a benefit decision.
Get a glimpse into the impact our Strengthening Families and Welfare Services make by discovering the stories of the people we have supported and empowered through these projects.