Yvonne Dickey

Yvonne Dickey

Yvonne Dickey
Financial Mentor, BudgetFirst

Biography

I work for BudgetFirst, a not-for-profit organisation in Hastings that offers the following services empowering them to manage their own finances; 1 to 1 Financial Mentoring, Money Mates, promotion and implementation of Nga Tangata Microfinance loans, total money management and Work and Income assistance in the local offices.  A new programme we are facilitating is the Ready to Rent programme designed in response to the local housing shortage.  This is a collaborative programme funded by the Hastings District Health Board.  We are also delivering the Sorted Kainga Ora Programme for clients preparing for home ownership, specifically whanau wishing to build papakainga.  I look forward to participating in the conference to share the knowledge about the ‘Ready to Rent’ programme.