Pathways for Carers
We welcome all Pathways for Carers coordinators (auspiced by Interchange Outer East) to our Pathways for Carers resources page.
Carers often report financial stress. Indeed, Victorian carers responding to the Carers Australia National Survey 2022 reported that:
Working from about 100 locations throughout Victoria, financial counsellors can assist people who are experiencing financial difficulty or who have problems with debt. More about the program…
We are keen to introduce your local financial counselling providers to the walkers in each of the Pathways for Carers locations.
How it works –
Simply click the ‘Book now’ button and fill in your details – we will be in touch.
Remember – financial counselling assistance is always free, confidential and independent. There are no visa restrictions and interpreters are available.
Further Pathways for Carers resources are provided below for your reference, download and use.
A webpage with resources for carers, including how to access the dedicated Carer Pathway to financial counselling assistance.
Free programs to help you learn more about managing the household finances – this guide helps you choose a program that best suits your needs and preferred learning style
If you have any questions about the program or the above resources, please feel free to contact us.
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Financial counsellors are qualified professionals providing free, confidential and independent support and advocacy to individuals experiencing financial hardship. Their work is person-centred and strengths-based; they listen to the participant’s story and help with options that respond to their needs and preferences. By identifying options, the financial counsellor empowers the participant to make better choices and improve their situation.
Financial counsellors mostly operate from non-profit agencies and work under credit licence and financial services licence exemptions which permit them to access financial information and negotiate with creditors on the participant’s behalf (with their consent). Practical assistance of this kind is of great value in resolving confusion and relieving participants’ stress.
Financial Counselling Victoria (FCVic) is the peak body for all financial counsellors operating in Victoria
FCVic acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.