Contact Details

Jacaranda Community Centre
146 Epsom Avenue

PO Box 142

P: (08) 94774346
F: (08) 94775300
E: click here

Financial Counselling

Department of Social Services Funded

Financial counselling and budgeting for the community including housing, debt negotiation, child support, utilities, credit contracts etc.  The first priority is for those clients on Compulsory Income Management, Voluntary Income Management and then normal financial counselling.  The Money Management course is also included as a part of this program.

Targeted at any person from all backgrounds on low incomes in the Belmont and surrounding areas including the CPFS and Centrelink Cannington Zones and Fremantle who are in financial difficulty.

Jacaranda has an outreach office in Armadale; a Financial Counsellor attends the office on a Thursday and Friday. Currently this office only has appointments for those clients who are on Income management who live in Armadale.

Jacaranda Community Centre, as a part of financial counselling, considers and accesses applications for Hardship Utilities Grant Scheme (HUGS). HUGS is a State Government scheme which provides financial assistance to help people with financial difficulties pay their water, gas and electricity bills so their supply is not cut off.

Emergency Relief

Emergency relief is given to assist people who are in financial crisis and those clients participating in financial counselling or as part of the Family Support Program.  This may include power, gas, food, food vouchers, rent arrears and medical assistance. The ER is given as a part of a case management process where the client sees a financial counsellor for a financial assessment.

Currently we have funding with the Commonwealth Government as well as from Lotterywest. The Federal Government Emergency Relief is subject to Government distribution and there is no guarantee of funding or amount given. Lotterywest Emergency Relief is applied for annually with no guarantee of continuation.

People who live in and around Belmont are our first priority but we may be able to assist other people if enough funding is available.  We now cover all areas covered by CPFS and DSS funding.