Click on the Following Tiles For Information to Help with the the Effects of COVID-19. To find your nearest free financial counsellor click on the ‘I need help button above’ and enter your suburb. You can also call the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007.
Who FCAWA are
The Financial Counsellors’ Association of Western Australia provides information and support to financial counsellors practising in WA.
Please refer to our self-help tools in ‘I can’t pay my debts’ to find a range of resources that may assist you with financial issues.
You can also locate your nearest free financial counsellor by going to ‘I need help’ and then entering your postcode or suburb. If there is no financial counselling service in your suburb zoom in on the map and locate a service close to you. You can also call the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007.
A strategy to convince the State Government that the Western Australian community service sector needs a 20 per cent increase in funding to ensure service providers can continue to support Western Australian in need.
To show your commitment to this campaign, we would also love for you to include a link to the Your Help WA campaign on your own website, particularly the petition portal. This will help us increase the number of signatories and drive more traffic to the website, but most importantly it shows the magnitude of organisations impacted by the ERO and demonstrates that we are united in addressing the sustainability of services across the Western Australian community services sector.
Financial Fundamentals – Training and Consultations
Personal Financial Workshop
Offering employees an understanding of how to better manage their personal finances and an understanding of their consumer rights (3 hour workshop)
Financial Awareness Workshop
Offering case/support workers training on how to support their clients that are struggling financially (3 hour workshop)
Personal Financial Toolbox
Offering employees an understanding of how to better manage their personal finances (45 minute toolbox meeting)
Financial Hardship Training
Offering employees an understanding of financial hardship to meet their obligations to provide financial hardship options to debtors (3 hour workshop)
Financial Hardship Policy Consultation
Offering policy developers support to develop a hardship policy or review a draft or existing policy in line with obligations, best practice and legislation (up to 2 hours consultation)
*Workshops/Training (up to 20 people) include a comprehensive training booklet and other takeaway resources.
*Enquiries for the workshops, training and consultations can be made via our online form found in ‘contact us’ on our website.