Financial Literacy
Date-ability
Speed Dating

Adelaide - Melbourne - Brisbane - Sydney - WA
Plan or Self managed participants only

First Step Solutions

We run multiple programs for NDIS participants.

First Step for your financial independence.

First Step for building friendships.

First Step to dating.

What We do

12 week Financial Literacy program

Helping you manage your budget.

We will work with you weekly, one-on-one to help you manage your budget and teach you more about paying your bills or saving for something you want.

All sessions are personalised on a one on one basis. We can help with areas such as understanding income, managing a budget, paying bills and savings.

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Date-ability

This is a 4 session program delivered in a small group setting.

Each week we practice date skills as well as interactive education on important elements for dating:

  • Self Awareness
  • Boundaries and Consent
  • Safe online dating 
  • Sexual Wellbeing

This program has been designed to be delivered in a safe, fun and interactive format.

Speed Dating

This is a 18+ event.  We focus on building friendships as well as potential partners.  Held in each state every 3 months.  Price includes dinner.

Our Story

As a qualified financial planner and educator,  we started the organisation offer an individually tailored 12 week course to help you become more financially independent.  We fully understand the complexities of the NDIS and know how the funding works with your finances, to make it work for you.  

We then found there was a gap in understanding for people wanting to start dating. I have worked with the most qualified people to create a dating program to teach the ‘how to’ of dating in todays work and learning around creating safe relationships.

We have since added a speed dating event to assist clients meeting new friends and potential partners.

Contact me today to find out how we can help.

Frequently asked questions

What is an example of a session?

We start sessions by discussing what you would like to achieve from our sessions and what your budget worries are.  We there go through your current spending and discuss what is important to you.  From there I help you make a budget and assist you in completing any payments that need to be made and we track your spending.  A budget without tracking your spending is pointless.  We will also help you with your understanding of things such as banking, income, bills. 

Why is it a 12 week program?

Over 12 weeks we generally get a more complete idea of your spending habits.  Think of us as your personal trainer for your spending.  12 weeks we can create good habits.

Why do we see each other every week during the program?

Seeing each other weekly allows us to keep up with spending and allows us to talk through any money decisions you want to make.  It also means we can act quickly if there has been over spending. 

Can I have a family member or support worker with me?

Absolutely!  Talking about money can be intimidating to begin with and having someone you trust with you can make you more comfortable.

How do I pay for the service?

We will invoice your plan manager.  It can be funded from Capacity Building or Core at this stage.  

Do you manage my money?

No! We do not take over any control or management of your money.  Our role is to assist you with being independent, taking over goes against our core beliefs. 

Where are you located?

We now have amazing staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland and WA.  Thanks to zoom we are now able to offer our service Australia wide.

What are common reasons to do this program?

Often participants will want one or more of the following:

1. They want to spend less (reduce shopping spending)

2. Want to save for something

3. Need to repay debts

Its very common for everyone to not fully understand where all their money goes.  This program is designed to simplify your money management and to understand exactly what you are spending and why.

Is this a dating group?

No.  This is an educational program which focuses on practical information and interactive.

What are the charges?

The course is $1,150 funded from Capacity Building other therapies or Core Other therapies.

Is this an ongoing event?

No this is a once off each quarter event.

Is it LGBTQIA+ friendly?

Absolutely – everyone is welcome.

Can anybody attend?

No the event is restricted to people with NDIS plans.

Can I bring a support person?

Absolutely who ever makes you feel comfortable.

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