Anti-Poverty Week kicks off in City of Rockingham

Anti-Poverty Week kicks off in City of Rockingham

WANT to find out how to save money, manage your budget or even grow your own produce?

City of Rockingham is holding some handy and informative workshops to kick-off Anti-Poverty Week , which runs until October 21, and encourages Australians to organise or take part in an activity that helps to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship.

For the third consecutive year the City has partnered with the Salvation Army to host an Anti-Poverty Week Expo.

The expo brings together a number of local service providers under the one roof to share knowledge and resources.

It will offer one-on-one appointments with representatives from Centrelink, Anglicare and St Vincent Financial Counsellors.

There will be interactive demonstrations at the expo, including Beyond Gardens and Bunnings as well as workshops presented by the Black Dog Institute, SCALES Legal Service, Chaston Financial Services and the Water Corporation.

Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged people to attend as the event offered important resources for people who may be struggling financially.

“Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians and Anti-Poverty week is designed to encourage new thinking about solving worldwide poverty,” he said.

“Events such as this help to raise public awareness about the difficulties faced by people in hardship.

“The City’s event is aimed at supporting vulnerable people in our community.

“It will provide free practical advice, skills and tips on how to reduce food and water costs to save money as well as free budgeting and building personal resilience talks.”

All workshops are RSVP preferred although walk-ins are accepted if space is available.

For more information or to RSVP contact 9528 0333 or customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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