New pro­gram to help lo­cals fill out forms

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY res­i­dents who have trou­ble fill­ing in forms or ap­pli­ca­tions are en­cour­aged to seek out as­sis­tance through the new Form Help pro­gram at the Whit­sun­day Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre (WNC).

The pro­gram pro­vides con­fi­den­tial as­sis­tance fill­ing in, un­der­stand­ing and gath­er­ing sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion to help people in com­plet­ing forms and ap­pli­ca­tions.

WNC ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Mike Peippo said there was a grow­ing de­mand for this type of as­sis­tance in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“We have recog­nised a need in the com­mu­nity for some­one to as­sist people in com­plet­ing var­i­ous forms from rental ap­pli­ca­tions through to su­per­an­nu­a­tion forms,” he said.

“Some people have poor lit­er­acy skills, a disability or limited knowl­edge of the sub­ject and the Form Help pro­gram aims to as­sist them when they need a form or ap­pli­ca­tion com­pleted.”

The Form Help pro­gram starts next Tues­day, Mach 25 and be avail­able ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day from 11am-1pm at the Whit­sun­day Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre in Hazel­wood Cres­cent, Cannonvale.

For more phone 4946 7850.

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