Anglicare Victoria has one of the largest financial counselling networks in the State and can provide free confidential assistance to Victorians in financial difficulty. Our qualified Financial Counsellors are trained in Family Violence matters, can make assessments on financial situations and provide assistance by explaining options if bills can’t be paid. They can suggest payment plans for gas/electricity debts, help deal with credit card and loan repayments and give information on the bankruptcy process. They will also provide support in regards to contract law and Ombudsman. The No Interest Loans Scheme aims to provide people on low incomes with affordable, interest free loans for a range of items including essential household goods, education expenses and health related items. Loans are generally around $1500 and applicants are required to attend an interview either by phone or face to face providing their detailed budgeting information. The Community Legal Service provides legal information, advice, referral and representation to disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals, families and groups within the community. GCLS provides advice regarding: Family Law; Family Violence; Intervention Orders; Victims of Crime Compensation; Mental Health Tribunal Advocacy and the preparation of Advance Statements. GCLS also assist community members with fines and infringements; tenancy and employment issue.
|Focus Areas||Families, Social Isolation|