WHILE State Government funded financial counselling providers have been reduced, Lifeline WA is expanding its services.
The organisation has opened a new office in Hillarys to provide people with free financial counselling services.
Financial counsellor Katrina King said Lifeline WA saw a need for services in the area.
“There is a strong demand for financial counselling in the northern suburbs due to limited services and variations in the cost of living and income brackets,” Ms King said.
She can provide assistance with budgeting, information on bankruptcy, referrals to appropriate agencies and negotiations with creditors and utility providers.
She said she also provided support to clients who had suffered from job loss, relationship breakdowns, illness including mental health issues or people under mortgage stress.
“Many clients say they feel a sense of relief after speaking to a financial counsellor and that they become empowered to address their situation with Lifeline WA’s support,” she said. For more information or to make an appointment, call 9261 4444.