"I had to make difficult decisions between what essential things I could afford to pay for, and those I had to let go."
A single mum with two teenage children, Belinda lives on a Disability Support Pension. Belinda’s priority is her children, so
A treat like going to the movies is well beyond her means, and it was heart-breaking for Belinda to explain to her boys that they could not join their classmates on the school excursion to Canberra.
Belinda is no stranger to tightening her belt, regularly juggling her family’s needs each fortnight down to the last cent. Belinda makes careful choices when she shops and buys only essential groceries. She has taught her boys to be very economical with water and electricity at home and she makes good use of
However, there are simply no more savings she can possibly make as her income support fails to keep pace with
Belinda reached out to Anglicare WA for help and we responded, immediately referring her to our Financial Counselling Network which provided support and organised some food assistance.
As a result, Belinda found she was eligible for a WA No Interest Loan (part of the Anglicare WA network), which allowed her to service her car and purchase a new fridge on a
Without this support, Belinda and her family would be in serious financial trouble, vulnerable to
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