On 14th of September Gambler’s Help North & North Western was invited to participate in the Save energy – Save money “Bring your bills day” in Craigieburn, organised by the “Live Green – Small Changes, Big Difference” Program from Hume City Council.
Two Gambler’s Help Financial Counsellors were available to offer information on Gambler’s Help Financial Counselling and our suite of services. Approximately 30 people approached the Gambler’s Help North & North Western information stand with a range of queries.
September‘s Energy bills are often larger than people expect following high usage during winter months and this can create financial stress for people already managing a tight budget on a low income, who are unemployed or experiencing special circumstances. For people affected by gambling harm (gamblers or affected others) this can be the tipping point for seeking or accessing support. Information on Energy concessions, hardship programs and utility relief grants are often a first point of relief for people in these situations.
CALD community members were well represented during the day from Arabic speaking countries, African and South Asian countries. Gambler’s Help in-language information was available and was well received, as was the “Let’s Start Talking” brochures, which outline supports available for Aboriginal people who have been impacted by gambling.
For more information about the range of services provided by Gambler’s Help North & North Western or to make an appointment, call us on 1300 133 445, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website gamblershelpnnw.org.au