As well as supporting and educating the client in various forms, a financial counsellor can provide the following for their clients:
- A full assessment of their financial situation, including regular income and expenditure, assets and liabilities. Information as to entitlements to government forms of assistance.
- Information and options for change and improvement.
- The ability to negotiate on behalf of the client with credit providers, government agencies and other business providers.
- Information on credit laws, the debt recovery process, bankruptcy and other areas of legislation such as superannuation, insurance and harassment to name a few.
Samaritans also have outreach at Cessnock (Vincent Street) and also at the Anglican Church Hall, Banks Street, East Maitland.