Community organisations and resources - Manawatu Home Budgeting Service Inc.

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Manawatu Home Budgeting Service Inc.
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The Ashhurst Service is an outpost of the Manawatu Home Budgeting Service Inc. The Ashhurst Service sees clients by appointment. Accommodation and facilities are currently provided by St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Cambridge Ave, Ashhurst. One on One Advice includes Rescue or Crisis advice and On-going support through regular contact. Sorry, our service does not undertake custodial budgeting – we do not take your money and pay your bills for you. We do offer free, confidential, non-judgmental budgeting assistance: Budget Work Sheet to support application for assistance to Work and Income; Cash flow sheet, allocating next income payment; Statement of Means to support Creditor negotiations to set up affordable payment arrangements; Advice and assistance relating to insolvency procedures: Summary Instalment Order, No Asset Procedure, Bankruptcy.
One on one advising. Talks on Personal Budgeting for groups at Work and Income, Service organisations, Employees – we come to you.
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Committee Members: As a not-for-profit incorporated society we are run by a committee which meets monthly. Those with a background in business are also welcome. Advisors: Training is usually offered from Palmerston North. Once a year we train people who want to be advisors with our service. Training is 12 three-hour modules with homework for each module. Exam is a budgeting scenario to show that trainee has understood the process. Normally this is held two modules on one day each week for six week (e.g. all day Wednesday or all day Saturday);. 100% attendance required. After passing the exam the Trainee is then a Probationer and is supervised with a buddy for guidance for two clients (longer if required);. Volunteer Advisors are expected to offer approx three hours a week to assist people with budgeting. Ongoing Federation training is required and In-service training is offered as opportunities arise. Usually something is on each month.
Street Address (Primary)
P O Box 7040, Pioneer Highway, Palmerston North
Resources wanted
We are resourced from Trust applications for supplies, equipment and mileage reimbursement.Accommodation and facilities are currently provided by St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Cambridge Ave, Ashhurst
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PO Box 7040, Pioneer Highway Palmerston North
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06 358 2279
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