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Budgeting and Family Support Services provides free confidential help and advice to families and individuals experiencing financial difficulty and social issues. The aim of our organisation is for our whānau to become self empowered so they can go on to manage their own financial affairs and create brighter futures for their children/tamariki.

We provide confidential services and do not discuss client details or circumstances with anyone unless the client agrees in writing.

All our services are free of charge to families/whānau and individuals accessing our services however a fee does apply to business owners or organisations wanting to access our support services for their employees or workforce. 

We deliver our services from three locations, in Māngere, Ōtara and Tuakau.

We are dedicated to helping families and individuals achieve better lives.

We are a member of the ABC - Associated Budget Consultants network. 

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

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Referral

We are happy to accept self referrals. Call us on 09-2752266 to make an appointment.

Charges

All of our services are free of charge to families/whānau and individuals accessing our services on-site at Māngere, Ōtara or Tuakau, however a fee does apply to business owners or organisations wanting to access our support services for their employees, workforce or students.

Hours

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Languages Spoken

Cook Islands Māori, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), English, Fijian, Fijian Indian, Māori, Samoan, Tongan

Services Provided

Advocacy

We provide:

  • one-on-one budget advice and support
  • financial literacy education (budgeting seminars)
  • housing advocacy
  • family and individual counselling
  • Strengthening Families programme (Lead agency, Māngere)
  • healthy kai cooking classes (how to…

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Basic needs

  • Crisis assessment
  • Emergency accommodation
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Shop

Families experiencing food insecurity will be assessed re their need and in most instances a food parcel will be provided to the individual or family. 

We assist individuals and families…

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Education and training

We provide financial literacy education workshops across the community to individuals, schools, universities, prisons, on-site to local businesses and to community organisations.

We also provide redundancy to businesses needing this…

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Legal / civil services

  • Consumer rights
  • JP service

We provide monthly clinics re the following:

  • older residents clinic (delivered by Counties Manukau Age Concern)
  • hearing loss clinic (delivered by The Hearing Association Auckland)

We have an on-site Justice…

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Wheelchair Access

Yes

Region

South Auckland

Contact Details

5 George Street, Tuakau

South Auckland

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Budgeting & Family Support Services Tuakau
5 George Street
Tuakau
Auckland 2121

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Street Address

Budgeting & Family Support Services Tuakau
5 George Street
Tuakau
Auckland 2121

Postal Address

5 George Street
Tuakau 2121

This page was last updated at 1:28PM on March 22, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Budgeting & Family Support Services.