FCAWA have developed online web resources for financial counsellors/community workers, as well as a separate page for the public around resources and information in light of COVID-19.
We are available for support, including via online meetings. Please follow us on facebook for further current information.
You may also wish to apply for a grant through Lotterywest due to COVID-19. Check here for eligibility and requirements.
Financial Counselling Australia
Latest news releases are found here.
Financial Counselling Australia Booklet
This guide for financial counsellors, sets out the changes in approach you will need to incorporate to provide financial counselling in the current Covid-19 pandemic. Covid19FCABookletDownload
Shelter WA continues representation and advocacy so that the issues of our members, organisations, their staff and clients are understood and that services are provided with the funding and resources needed during this period. Representation and advocacy continues through participation on a number of COVID-19 taskforces. For information on these please click here.
I am pleased to see that the McGowan Government made the decision to look at housing those people experiencing homelessness in City hotel rooms to protect them from contracting COVID-19. This is a great first initiative developed by government in partnership with the community sector, but so much more needs to be done. Read our Shelter WA Media Release here.
We are prototyping an Advocacy in Action tracker to update and monitor the progress of sector issues. This is a work in progress – to keep up to date on how issues are progressing please click here.
Also we are keen to hear from you. If there are issues or suggestions that you would like to bring to our attention please send these through this this online form.
WACOSS has developed a page that provides general health advice and links to resources that community service organisations may find useful, located here. For the latest WA Government information and advice, visit wa.gov.au/government/coronavirus-covid-19.
If you suspect you may have COVID-19, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
They are working together with their members, other WA human service peak bodies and the WA Government to ensure you have access to the latest trusted information and resources.