Support is available for people experiencing financial stress due to COVID-19 crisis

More people than ever before will present to welfare agencies for support during the coronavirus pandemic, Ballarat services say.

As thousands of people are facing unemployment, Centacare manager NDIS, homelessness and advocacy Virginia Louey wants everyone in the community to know support is available and they are not alone.

“There will be people accessing the supports that we provide who have never had to access any agency like us before,” she said.

“There are people going to Centrelink who have never had to go to Centrelink before. It is a genuinely frightening time for people.

“Services like ours can provide support to people around where to go from here.”

Ms Louey said Centacare was increasing its capacity to provide emergency relief in the form of food vouchers for people who are experiencing financial stress.

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Article Source: The Courier