Financial hardship is a common and reoccurring theme for people connecting to community organisations. The insufficiency of our existing welfare payments means people often struggle to afford basic, everyday costs. Falling behind on payments for essential service, such as electricity and telephone, can see these services disconnected, placing the a person at risk of further disadvantage.
Drawing on almost 20 years’ experience working with marginalised clients, LawRight’s Financial Counsellor Natasha Ramsay will talk through common issues raise by her clients and the practical solutions available to resolve these concerns. Tash will focus the discussion on hardship options to maintain essential goods and services, such as electricity and mobile phones. Tash will be supported by LawRight Community and Health Justice Partnerships Managing Lawyer, Stephen Grace.