We are Sigita (Adwise) and Zaiga(TTI) and together as FCAC we help foreign people to find their voice,make their case and get the care and support they need. Adwise and TTI provides advice on all aspects of areas of information, advocacy and tax to individuals and businesses. We are fluent in Latvian, Russian and English languages.
We aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face. We provide independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. ADWISE and TTI make it clear that in the future its services – advice and practical help for social, legal, tax, payroll, self-employment , immigration, Irish citizenship, and the future mothers rights, education, landlords and tenants rights and other issues.
Our aim is to help people, whoever they are, to exercise their rights and responsibilities and to obtain fair treatment under the law, thereby improving their lives.
What is an advocate?
An advocacy service is provided by an advocate who is independent of social services and the HSE, and who isn’t part of your family or one of your friends.
An advocate’s role includes arguing your case when you need them to, and making sure the correct procedures are followed by your health and social care services. Being independent means they are there to represent your wishes without giving their personal opinion and without representing the views of the HSE or the local authority.
An advocate might help you access information you need or go with you to meetings or interviews in a supportive role. You may want your advocate to write letters on your behalf, or speak for you in situations where you don’t feel able to speak for yourself.
- Provide a comprehensive legal advice service, tailoring the level of advice to the individual circumstances required by each client
- Communicate and negotiate with agencies and third parties on behalf of clients as required
- Maximise client entitlement to the full range of welfare benefits and to provide an accurate calculation of those benefits, interpreting legislation, regulations and statutory criteria to do so
- To advise on how to proceed with any claims or issues and help clients plan their course of action, signposting to other specialist advice agencies where necessary having established client need
- Approach and respond to clients professionally and impartially
- To provide support and information on legal issues relating to debt to other advisory staff as required
- To advice on how to obtain such services as health care, student loans, and job training that can help them improve their job prospects and integrate socially
- Assisting adult immigrants to become fully contributing members of society
- Assisting children of immigrants to maximize their potential;
- Ensuring that immigrants have access to state services and opportunities
- Ensuring that immigrants have local access to state programs
- Making sure that those with limited formal education have access to a combination of English instruction, adult education, and job training to improve their job prospects
- Making sure that children of immigrants have access to, and use, programs that will help them be healthy and succeed in school
- Making sure that immigrants know they are eligible for citizenship, understand how to apply, and know English well enough to qualify