Issue 01.17 13 January 2017

Transport Training Solutions Course Training Dates - January 2017  west

Financial Fitness Workshop for Women – 1 February 2017

A combination of basic financial literacy sessions and fun physical fitness sessions. This workshop is particularly aimed at women from CALD backgrounds although all women are welcome to attend. 

Interpreters can be organised for the day if needed. Please call if there are any other barriers for your client participating such as child care or transport and Zahra Foundation will try to work out a plan. Women must register for this event as it is a catered event with lunch provided.  Location provided on registration (close to the city).

Utility Literacy Workshops - February and March 2017  west

Do you work with people who struggle to pay their utility bills, who have high energy consumption or are unsure about what kind of contract they have with their energy supplier? You might be a financial counsellor or housing officer, a case manager in mental health or working in emergency relief - hardship as we know cuts right across our sector.

UCWB delivers innovative training in utilities literacy to the community services sector in South Australia. We have designed a set of five half-day modular-based workshops:

  1. Decoding bills and reading meters
  2. Contracts and getting a better deal
  3. Calculating running costs, energy and water efficiency
  4. Hardship, concessions and assistance
  5. New technologies and tariff reform

The workshops will be offered at Bowden in February and March 2017. If you wish to register (yourself, colleagues, volunteers…) for any of the training modules, just click on the date(s) of your choice on the calendar. While the sessions are complementary, they can be attended as stand-alone workshops.  

UCWB delivers training state-wide so if you would like to host a session, please get in touch with us to discuss options. Sessions can be tailored to your needs. To find out more contact Stephen Graham or Heather Merran on 8245 7148 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Money Matters Course - starts 15 February 2017  south

A free six week course in mastering money and budgeting. This short 6 week course has yielded amazing results in the past in helping participants overcome financial crisis, develop and implement money management techniques and people feel more confident in making positive and assertive decisions. Topics include: how to save money, goal setting, scams and poverty traps, budgeting and assertiveness.

Bookings essential. To register or for more information, phone MarionLIFE on 8277 0304 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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