Part of the Manning Valley Cooperative Living Program
- Manning Valley Cooperative Living Program MVCLP (PDF, 150KB)
- Emergency Relief Services Directory (PDF, 350KB)
- Emergecy Relief Access Guidelines (PDF, 24KB)
Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services Inc (MVNS) has moved into a new era in the provision of emergency relief services. We are committed to ensuring that our clients are offered a holistic service which has the capacity to meet a complexity of needs other than an immediate financial crisis.
Our worker can link clients into services and assist to address a broad range of issues. We are able to provide fruit and vegetable vouchers, pharmaceutical assistance with our usual Coles' Food and Petrol Cards, Telstra and energy vouchers, advocacy, information and referral. We now have a mini Foodbank working from Wingham which can provide basic food items. This is also now supported by Coles under the Second Bite Food Rescue initiative.
This service also provides much needed information and referrals for clients to appropriate services in relation to the broader spectrum of issues. One of the most current and biggest issue is in relation to the increase in energy costs. Information on energy assistance and support can be obtained by ringing our service on 6553 5121.
This project is funded through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FAHCSIA).
Types of Assistance Available
Food packages, Coles food and fuel cards, Telstra vouchers (TBAC), fruit & vegetable vouchers, meat vouchers, pharmaceutical assistance, bond assistance and other as determined by assessment.
Allocation of types of assistance is determined by the worker making the assessment.
Clients presenting with complex circumstances may be required to commit to a case plan which may involve other strategies which ensure that you are supported toward self reliance and provided with resources and tools to address your issues.
Please see our Client Privacy Statement for more information.