Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Charities struggling under demand: QCSS

The Queensland Council for Social Service says charity organisations across the state are struggling to keep up with the demand.

Director Jill Lang says recent interest rates rises, skyrocketing land values, increasing rents and higher petrol prices mean more and more people need help.

Ms Lang says families should not be ashamed to ask for help.

"There are a number or ways with support that you can have assistance in perhaps spacing payments so you can meet them over a longer period of time," she said.

"That can work with utilities, for example utilities and gas and certainly [they can] seek financial advice."

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