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Ētahi atu Ratonga ~ Other Services

Ētahi atu Ratonga ~ Other Services

At Whitianga Social Services we also povide a wide range of other services for our community. These include budget advice, counselling, food parcels, volunteer drivers and much more.

 Budget Advice – Building Financial Capability

Got money worries? Get support with our budgeting services!

Do you need support to manage your money, become debt-free or simply want to be smarter with your money?

We can help you work out your finances and plan for the future with our budgeting services. Regardless of whether you receive a benefit, ACC payments, wages or a salary, we’re here to help you become financially independent.

Trained budget advisors offer assistance to help those experiencing financial difficulties. Sessions may be one-off, on-going or focusing on total money management. The aim is for clients to gain financial independence. There is no charge.

 

What do you need?

  • free budget advice and planning
  • intensive budgeting support to manage debt and creditors on your behalf. There is a small monthly charge for this service.

 

Where to start

  • Call us for more information.
  • Bring your financial documents to the interview (bank statements, rent/mortgage information, payslips, credit card statements, etc).

 Counselling

We provide counselling for all ages. Our qualified and experienced counselling team offers one to one, small group or family Counselling. We use a range of approaches to assist children, teens and adults find solutions to their unique situations.

 

Counselling can cover a range of issues including:

  • Relationships
  • Confidence
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anger
  • Goal setting
  • Abuse

Food Bank

We provide a food parcel as a one-off to help with an emergency situation. If required, families in need will be supported with extra community-donated goods. Budgeting help is available, if necessary, so people can manage independently.

 Volunteer Drivers

A pool of volunteer drivers are available to assist with transport for clients to attend out of medical or hospital appointments. Punctuality and safety of the client is of paramount importance to us.

Our Facilities & Rooms to Hire

Spaces in our buildings can be rented to community groups. For example rooms are used by:

 

  • Senior Net
  • The Quilters
  • Operation Cover-Up Knitters
  • Incredible Years
  • Probation Officers
  • Women’s wellbeing and weight loss.