Three Hands Make Light Work of Mortgage Stress

25 May 2016

A Melton-based service designed to keep people suffering mortgage stress in their homes is a great success according to an independent report

The mortgage wellbeing service run by Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre, a program of Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd, and partnered with Djerriwarrh Health Services in Melton, uses a unique model to help people facing the prospect of losing their homes: a lawyer, a social worker, and a financial counselor meet with a client and then work out the best approach to solving the variety of problems that threaten their ability to keep the family home. 

The report has demonstrated that the model works and that intervention at an early stage when the financial difficulty has been identified, or when the first legal notice arrives, leads to favourable outcomes for clients. 

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