S.A.F.E. Team

S.A.F.E. stands for Support, Advice, Finance and Education. Our team of S.A.F.E. support workers are trained to support those facing financial difficulty or navigating the welfare system.

What Support Is Available?

  • Benefits and budgeting
  • Volunteering to improve your employability skills
  • Credit Union membership
  • Crisis loan and community care grant applications
  • Skills development training through volunteering
  • Access to affordable fruit and vegetables

Free & Confidential Benefits, Budgeting and Money Advice

CFINE provides guidance and support through in-house S.A.F.E Support Workers. We work in partnership with Grampian Housing Association, credit unions and many others:

  • Checking entitlement to benefits and applying for benefits
  • Dealing with any issues around benefits such as delays/sanctions/appeals
  • Managing money on a budget
  • Dealing with low-scale debts
  • Referrals for Housing (for issues around council housing, tenancy & repairs, and homelessness), employability and energy advice

Referrals

Employability

We refer beneficiaries to Pathways, which offers one-to-one support to help people find the job they want. Their Keyworkers help people in all aspects of the job search: building confidence, develop a plan to reach their job goal, develop or update the CV, complete application forms, prepare for interviews, access funds to remove barriers to work e.g. training or equipment. Pathways run a drop-in session at our Aberdeen office every Thursday 10am - 12pm.
 

Energy/Heating Advice

We refer beneficiaries to energy/heating social enterprise Scarf (Save Cash and Reduce Fuel). Scarf aim to make a practical difference to people living in fuel poverty and that purpose remains at their core as they deliver a range of quality services focusing on:

  • fuel poverty
  • energy efficiency
  • sustainable living
  • carbon reduction

How Do I Access The S.A.F.E. Services?

Get in Touch

or contact us on 01224 596156