Issue 03.17 3 February 2017

Renewal SA Works Program at Tonsley presents Southern UCWB Support Worker Pre-Employment Program -  20 February 2017  south

The Renewal SA Works Program at Tonsley in partnership with  Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (UCWB), TAFE SA and WorkReady is  bringing their  successful Support Worker Pre-Employment Program to Southern Adelaide recruiting people living in the southern suburbs for employment opportunities with this well-known community organisation.

Contact Heather Franchini at UCWB on 8245 7123 or via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss your suitability for the Program and to register for the Screening Session on 6 February 2017. An Information and Selection session will be held on Monday, 13 February 2017 at 10.00 am for 2 hours at the Tonsley Tafe SA Campus , Room 1.G.1, 1284 South Rd Clovelly Park.

Legal Aid and How to Get It: A free webcast - 28 February 2017

A free information webcast streamed across South Australia for caseworkers and the public to find out:

What is legal aid and how do people get it?
Who can help if legal aid is not available?

Learn how to identify legal problems and which agencies provide legal assistance. Learn how to make appropriate referrals for legal assistance.

ASCIS Money Smart Tips - February 2017

Eight Lunar New Year money tips, a toolkit for investors, small business app, cost of owning a pet and more.

Good Shepherd Microfinance - New Microenterprise Support Program  north

Zahra Foundation: Domestic Violence and Separation - A Financial Empowerment Checklist for Women

Housing SA – PR Connect

Housing SA has developed an online application form, PR Connect, for customers seeking financial assistance into the private rental market.  PR Connect will enable customers to apply for bond guarantees and rent in advance via, on any device, any time of the day.  Customers will receive a provisional response on-screen, followed by a confirmation outcome when verified by Housing SA via email, SMS, or letter, whichever they prefer.  This initiative will streamline the process for customers, and allow Housing SA and its partnering agencies to focus more attention on providing advice and support to those who need it.  For more information, visit the website. and click the Housing icon.

Probono Australia article - Indigenous homeless hit hardest with funding uncertainty

In a recent edition of Probono Australia (January 24), it was reported that ongoing funding uncertainty is restricting homelessness support for Indigenous Australians, according to a new report.  The article also went on to say that ”research from AHURI has found there are no government programs that specifically target supporting homeless Indigenous Australians or those at risk of experiencing homelessness, despite their being significantly overrepresented in the homeless population”.

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