Financial Counselling Australia financialcounsellingaustralia.org.au
Financial Counselling Australia is the peak body for financial counsellors in Australia. Financial counsellors work in community organisations and provide advice to people in financial stress to help them get back on track. Their services are free, independent and confidential.
There has to be a better way! Many of the organisations involved in the Thriving Communities Partnership assist people who are struggling to pay their bills and debts. From the viewpoint of our mutual clients though, being unable to pay their bills may be just one of their worries, or a symptom of so many other issues - sick children, inadequate housing, mental health issues, family violence and so on. At the moment, without a coordinated response from different industries, this group of clients is getting the run around. Is it any wonder that they may not want to engage? This partnership is a chance to try and do things differently. There has to be a better way - our job is to find it.