What We Offer
The Financial Hub consists of Financial Capability Workers and Financial Counsellors, who assists individuals and families of Halls Creek Shire and surrounding communities to:
- Have access to basic financial literacy education and support
- Help clients to build skills to avoid or resolve financial difficulties and strengthen their capacity to manage their money
- Manage their finances and household expenses in order to prevent future accommodation crisis or risk of homelessness
Provide the following workshops:
- Making your money last until payday
- Planning for the future
- Understand how banks can help you
- Understand different types of loans and how interest rates work
- Learn how credit can be a hazard
- Learn about Money Loan sharks and traps
- Learn about Home Ownership and Tenancy
- Learn how to manage your paperwork and understand why you need to keep it
- Learn how to gather your documents for 100 points of Identification
- Advocacy and negotiations
- Debt recovery
- Appeals, bankruptcy or complaints
- Community education
- Budgeting and referrals
Halls Creek Community Resource Centre
The Halls Creek Community Resource Centre is funded through Department of Regional Development to assist with the operation and governance of the Community Resource Centre.
- The Centre is open to the public 5 hours per day
- Provide access to State Government information via a dedicated Government Access Point
- Deliver community education activities
- Provide computers with internet access and video conference on a fee for use basis
Other Services provided on a fee for use basis:
- Hot desking
- Conference room hire
- Internet access
- Skype calls
- Scanning and emailing
- Book binding
- Photo printing
- Funeral booklets
The Community Connect (Night Patrol) aims to improve community safety and reduce community consequences of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) by assisting Indigenous people in public places who are AOD affected or otherwise ‘at-risk’ of harm to:
- Improve their personal safety and wellbeing ; and
- Minimise the:
- Level of harm from ‘at-risk’ behaviours
- Level of contact with police and criminal justice system
- Resource impacts (financial and manpower) on government and community service
The Jungarni-Jutiya Community Connect Service provides an invaluable service to the Halls Creek Community by assisting those who are intoxicated, hurt, in violent situations, out on the street and generally at-risk, taking them to a safer place.
The Community Connect team are out on patrol from 3:00pm until late from Tuesday to Saturday, assisting people at risk.
Jungarni-Jutiya delivers the THRIVE program within the Halls Creek township in partnership with Nirrumbuk Environmental Health Services. THRIVE is an initiative of the Department of Communities, and delivered in partnership with non-government organisations.
A support program for Aboriginal housing and public housing clients that takes a holistic approach to enhance people’s lives by looking at the wider needs of the individual. THRIVE has a stronger focus on early intervention, supporting people to identify and tackle problems before they become too great.
The program assists clients to improve their life skills, increase their ability to manage their household independently, link up with other support services and build people’s connections to their community.