Christmas, though considered the most joyful time of the year, can mean very different things to different people. Family and individual stress levels may rise throughout the Christmas season.
Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Tammy Radford said, “Council and local service providers are aware that reports of homelessness, family violence, relationship conflict, and isolation are high over this period. However, there are strong supports within the Cardinia community to assist you through this Christmas period, but there are also services available to provide you with ongoing, free, independent, and non-judgmental assistance with financial difficulties.”
We’ve worked together to compile a list of other services available that people may find useful if they’re experiencing financial or social difficulties. The list, found on Council’s website, includes Christmas meals and food packages available and how to register for hampers if you need additional support.