Anti-Poverty Week runs from 15 to 21 October 2017, and it encourages Australians to organise or take part in an activity which helps to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship.
For the third consecutive year the City of Rockingham is partnering with the Salvation Army to host an Anti-Poverty Week Expo. The expo brings together a number of local service providers conveniently under the one roof to share knowledge and resources.
The expo will offer one on one appointments with representatives from Centrelink, Anglicare and St Vincent Financial Consellors. There will be interactive demonstrations at the expo, including Beyond Gardens and Bunnings as well as workshops presented by the Black Dog Institute, SCALES Legal Service, Chaston Financial Services and the Water Corporation.
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels said the event will offer some important resources for people who may be struggling financially: “Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians and Anti-Poverty week is designed to encourage new thinking about solving worldwide poverty. Events such as this help to raise public awareness about the difficulties faced by people in hardship.
“The City’s event is aimed at supporting vulnerable people in our community. It will provide free practical advice, skills and tips on how to reduce food and water costs to save money as well as free budgeting and building personal resilience talks.”