Community Services

Budgeting Service

Building Financial Capability (BFC) is part of the wrap around services provided by Te Puna Hauora. It incorporates a range of services and products that help whanau experiencing hardship to build their financial capability and resilience.

We offer one to one free budget advice for families and individuals in your home. 

Our financial mentors can advise and support you on how to manage your money better

Our financial mentors can prepare and develop a budget plan 

Your allocated financial mentor will work with you to set goals towards financial independence and help you with a plan to achieve these.

This service is confidential, impartial and non-discriminatory

How Can We Help?

Addressing arrears and overdue payments 

Advocate or finding out your correct entitlements at WINZ

Advocate and negotiations with debt collection agencies

IRD concerns

Court Fine concerns

Money lending companies

Financial Mentoring – Understanding your behaviors and attitudes towards money

Things you need to bring to your appointment

Your bank statements

Copies of all accounts

A list of who you owe money to

Evidence of Income

Due to high demand please contact us if you are unable to keep your appointment

How to Access the Service?

Access to the budgeting service is via a referral process. Referrals can come from: 

The nurse or GP at the time of your consultation. 

Your Te Puna Hauora Kaiarahi/Support Worker  

Self-Referral – You can ask at our reception for a Community Services Referral to complete

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