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Below is a list of financial services, including financial counselling, planning and advice services. If you can’t find local financial support services for your area, there is a list of state and national financial support services at the bottom of this page.
The Sir James Mitchell Fund is used to assist those who may need a helping hand. Applications for assistance are considered on an individual basis and are completely confidential. Assistance is in the form of IGA food cards, health expenses and other general assistance. It does not assist with whitegoods, rental bonds and arrears, utility bills (electricity, gas, water etc), car registration/maintenance, travel or funeral expenses.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) provide information and referral, a low-cost legal advice service on a wide range of issues, and a mediation service.
Their services include:
Rural Financial Counselling Services WA (RFCS WA) services are available to:
How can KCLS help?
How can KCLS help?
The Financial Counselling service is offered to both high and low income earners. It is non-judgmental, confidential and free. Information, support and advocacy is provided to assist clients to address identified financial problems and manage financial situations more effectively.
PLCS Financial Counsellor’s assist with:
Esperance Financial Counselling Service primarily targets families on low incomes, facing financial difficulties. This is a free holistic service assisting people to gain financial knowledge and control of their lives.
The service has run workshops such as ‘Money Matters’, a financial management workshop, including topics such as, understanding paperwork, goal setting, credit, debts and budgets.
Financial Counselling can help you to:
Emergency Relief assistance through food, material aid, budget advice, utility bills, advocacy issues as well as friendship and support. Home Visitations are carried out by ‘members’ who join local groups called ‘conferences’. Conference members are volunteers who meet regularly to provide mutual support, spiritual reflection and to discuss how best to respond to the people they assist.