FINANCIAL COUNSELLING SERVICES BOOSTED
Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George today congratulated the Lismore & District Financial Counselling Service on its successful tender to operate the Far North Coast Region Financial Counselling Service for 2012-2015.
"I am pleased Lismore Financial Counselling Service has been awarded the tender for the Far North Coast Region for the next three years," Mr George said.
"I am well aware of the imperative facilities provided to the community through this service, particularly in the past few of years during the worldwide financial crisis and many natural disasters.
"I can attest to the value of the free, face-to-face financial counselling provided to an ever-increasing number of people who are suffering severe economic hardship,” he said.
A key goal of the Government's NSW 2021 Plan is to better protect the most vulnerable members of our community and break the cycle of disadvantage. The Financial Counselling Services Program does to the heart of this commitment.
“The service provided through financial counsellors is free and I urge anyone who is struggling with debt to call a financial counsellor today.
“Early intervention is the key and with good advice and support, people can alleviate their financial stress and with it, much of the emotional and physical stress that ensues,” Mr George said.