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Salvation Army Caboolture Moneycare Day as part of Anti-Poverty Week on Wednesday 14 October
October 14, 2020
This year, during ‘Anti-Poverty Week’ (October 11-17), The Salvation Army’s Moneycare is running events across the nation to help everyday Aussies get on top of their finances.
As part of Anti-Poverty Week, Wednesday October 14 is The Salvos National ‘Moneycare Day’. Jillian McKinlay, a Salvation Army’s Moneycare financial counsellor in Caboolture, is encouraging anyone looking to improve their financial situation to participate in a local event on Wednesday October 14 at The Salvation Army Caboolture – cnr Lower King and Dux St, Caboolture.
Caboolture’s Moneycare Day event will involve launching Moneycare Queensland’s Hope Through COVID-19 at the Salconnect site and Caboolture Family Store. Moneycare Caboolture will be in the community with resources about how to ask that difficult question, “Are you ok, financially?” and how to get support from a financial counsellor.
The theme of this year’s event will be ‘Disasters don’t Discriminate’, with The Salvos seeing the devastating financial impacts of the year that has been, from bushfires to the economic turmoil of COVID-19.
“We have seen in the past 12 months the wide-ranging impacts that these disasters have had. They haven’t only impacted people in the most vulnerable circumstances in society but have reached people who never thought that they would ever find themselves in financial hardship. The Salvation Army is encouraging anyone who needs a hand with their finances to get help early, and reach out to a Moneycare financial counsellor,” Jillian McKinlay said.
In an average year, The Salvos Moneycare offers services to over 13,000 people, helping with money management, support, advocacy and debt help*.
People who have come to Moneycare have been able to significantly improve their ability to manage their debt and meet living expenses as well as improve their personal well-being and mental health.
Jillian McKinlay said, “This year, particularly as government subsidies begin to scale back and bank and rental deferrals end, The Salvation Army is anticipating a soaring demand to present to our services, including Moneycare. This is why it is so important to take action early”.
“Moneycare financial counsellors can be powerful advocates on your behalf if you have unmanageable debt. Reach out to Moneycare. We are here to help,” Jillian McKinlay added.
Reach out for help early. For more information or to contact The Salvation Army’s free and confidential Moneycare service, please visit: www.salvationarmy.org.au/antipovertyweek or call the Moneycare intake service line: 1800 722 363