Delia (inspired by the Delias Aganippe butterfly) is looking to take charge of her future. She draws on her resourcefulness and community connections for guidance.
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Have an issue that requires legal help?
Justice Connect's support services Justice Connect is a not-for-profit group dedicated to helping people connect with pro-bono/free legal services if their situation is applicable. Browse the articles and forums to see if your question or issue has a simple answer. Alternatively click the "Apply for free legal help" button and then take the quiz to see if you are eligible. Make sure to check that your situation is not one Justice Connect is unable to help with (for example: family law, personal injury claims, or wills and probate matters).Explore Justice Connect's support services
Keeping track of your Superannuation
The ATO's advice on superannuation As a part of their mission, the ATO tries to ensure that Australians don’t lose their superannuation. If you’re unsure about the state of your super then this might be helpful for you.Click through and have a skim to see if any of the information is relevant to your situationKeep track through the ATO
Struggling to manage debt and want advice?
The national debt helpline The National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit organisation that helps people understand and tackle their debt problems. They provide free and confidential financial counselling. You can browse their website and use their chat to find the help you require, or you can call 1800 007 007 during business hours (9.30am to 4.30pm) Monday to Friday.Explore The national debt helpline
Feeling worried about finances or debts?
Moneysmart's financial counselling The moneysmart website is run by the Australian government to help improve financial literacy across the nation. Financial counsellors are the experts in helping people who are experiencing financial concerns or debt, and there are ways to get free appointments depending on your region.The easiest way to connect to a financial counsellor is to call the national debt helpline (the number is 1800 007 007) and they’ll connect you to a local service. You can also read helpful articles about specific issues faced by many AustraliansExplore Moneysmart's financial counselling
Need help managing your finances?
Services Australia's advice on money management Services Australia is the government agency responsible for the delivery of advice and accessible support services and payments. As part of this they offer tips and information if you're struggling, and financial aid if you're applicable. You may be interested in a number of resources available on this page depending on your circumstances. The "Budget" link contains a simple online budget summary tool to help you understand how much you're spending. "Plan for retirement" may be useful if you have not yet retired but are thinking about it.Explore Services Australia's advice on money management
Need a quick lookup for your state's Public Trustee?
A Guide to Public Trustees Public Trustees are Statutory Authorities that help to make decisions that aid the rights and interests of state citizens. They often offer free will-making services, act as legal will executors, and can help in managing trust funds and deceased estates.Find your relevant trustee in the list and explore whether they can help in your situation. Click on their link to get in contact.Explore Public Trustees by state
Ask Izzy Ask Izzy is a site that aims to connect people in need of counselling, meals, money aid, and more to the services they require in a safe way. The site is free and anonymous, and contains links to over 370,000 different services.Explore Ask Izzy
Having trouble finding appropriate housing?
The handy guide for older women The Handy Guide for Older Women has been put together by the Lady Musgrave Trust as a way to empower women with useful information to help them through personal financial and housing crises. Clicking on one of the main four categories available on the home page ("I am in crisis," "I need help with housing," "I need legal or finance help," "I need help with planning") will direct you to a page containing several helpful tools and articles relevant to the selected category. Or you can download the full Handy Guide pdf by selecting "more" and "download a copy" from the top navigation.Explore The handy guide for older women
Ready to plan for retirement?
Services Australia's retirement advice This is a government website to help you plan your retirement—and connect with the right people if you’re needing to take action.Have a read through, and you may end up linking through to one of their financial advisors.Explore Services Australia's retirement advice
Are you in the search for a new job?
A "what's next" guide to finding a new career This is a government website intended to help you get back on your feet after losing your previous employment through resignation, redundancy, or any other reason.You may want to explore the site at your own pace. The "Where do I stand?" section provides financial and emotional support resources while the "Get your next job" section contains practical guides for finding new employment.Explore this guide to career choices
Want to learn a new subject?
Khan Academy Khan Academy is a non-profit organisation dedicated to delivering high-quality education to anyone, anywhere, for freeHave a look through the different courses to see what interests you - there's anything from high school mathematics to macroeconomics to art history to computer programming. When you're ready, sign up for free to keep track of your learning and courses at khanacademy.org/signupExplore Khan Academy
Are you having trouble dealing with stress?
Lifeline stress factsheet Lifeline offers 24/7 support and resources for a myriad of mental health and wellbeing issues. Read through their page on coping with stress and life pressures. They have free toolkits available that are fairly comprehensive and provide healthier coping mechanisms.Explore Lifeline stress factsheet
Need short-term help with jobs around the house?
The Australian Government support for short-term care The Australian Government provides short-term care for eligible people aged over 65 (or 50 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders) through their My Aged Care program. The short-term restorative care for help with everyday tasks may help you overcome a difficult period or delay the need for long-term help by putting plans in place. Read through this page which describes the types of short-term care available to help you decide which may be of most use. Close to the bottom you can click to apply for an online assessment, which will take you through a few questions that will determine your situation and what you need help with, and help to put you in contact with a face-to-face assessor should you be eligible for the services.Explore The Australian Government support for short-term care
Need help with household chores?
My Aged Care government initiative My Aged Care is the gateway for access to the government-funded aged care services. The site provides information on different types of aged care services, an eligibility assessment, and a referral platform to find service providers you may need.Watch the introduction video, and follow the site's step-by-step guide available on the home page to see what services you may be eligible for.Explore My Aged Care government initiative
Need help finding health services?
Healthdirect search engine The Healthdirect service finder helps you get in contact with nearby services that fit your needs. You can select the type of health service you're seeking using their simple checkbox and refine the search through preferences (such as bulkbilling or telehealth) and location. Alternatively you can search for specific practices by name and location.Search for your local health services here