The primary focus of Financial Counselling is to provide a free and confidential service to educate people facing financial difficulty and to help them develop the skills and ability to effectively manage financially in the long term.
The ongoing need for Financial Counselling in these areas due to disadvantage and financial vulnerability is increased with the growing predatory financial practices targeting our communities.
CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes has six financial counsellors who support individuals and families experiencing financial hardship and difficulties due to unmanageable debt, lack of financial literacy, problem gambling and other addictions.
Funded by the Department of Social Services and NSW State Funding from the Office of Fair Trading NSW, our service enables communities in Narromine, Dubbo, Broken Hill, Forbes, Parkes, Cobar, Bourke and surrounding areas to access the free and confidential financial counselling services. Capacity to service clients has also increased with the greater use of technology to reach clients in remote areas.