Imagine trying to raise three young children, two with major health problems, with no access to money.
- Emily Stewart
That’s what life was like for Lisa* for many years.
She didn’t have access to the family’s bank accounts and wasn’t given enough cash to cover the basics for her three young children.
“There were days when I couldn’t go shopping, couldn’t get fuel for the car, just simple everyday needs, especially when you’ve got young kids and living semi-rurally outside of Melbourne,” she recalled.
“It gradually got worse over a few years.”