The Financial Counselling, Capability and Wellbeing program assists all people in financial difficulty by helping them to address their financial problems, make informed choices and build longer-term capability to budget and manage their money.
Lutheran Care offers a number of services and supports to people in Alice Springs and surrounding communities who are looking for assistance to increase their skills, confidence and knowledge around finance and budgeting. Our team includes financial capability workers and financial literacy workers who can work with you either one-or-one or assist you at a training session. Additionally, we offer Emergency Relief services if you are in crisis, while you work toward longer-term goals of financial stability.
Financial counsellors are available to assist clients:
Financial capability workers provide:
Financial literacy sessions are client driven and cater for the needs and requests of the participants. Individual or group sessions are available and cover topics such as day-to-day money management, banking, including internet and phone banking, payday loans, rental goods, scams and anything else participants want to know.
Emergency Relief is available to clients who are experiencing financial distress or hardship and have limited means or resources to help them alleviate their financial crisis.
Assistance is offered in the form of:
Emergency Relief operates Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 12.00pm.
Services are available to all people in Alice Springs, Alice Springs Town Camps and to 33 remote communities in the MacDonnell and Central Desert Shires.
Volunteer help is offered to people in receipt of low incomes (earning around $60,000 or less) and pensions to fill in and submit straight forward tax returns.
All hub services are free, non-discriminatory and all inclusive.
For more information, or to make an appointment to see a financial counsellor or financial capability worker, contact us at:
Lutheran Care receives funding from the Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide money management services in the Northern Territory.