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Confidential counselling is available to help you deal with personal issues in your life and relationships. Counselling is provided by one of our professional counselling team.
A service for former UK and Maltese child migrants who were resident at Christian Brothers homes C-BERS Services offers support and advice in the process of meeting with family members, or in travelling to country of origin. We provide preparation and support during and after this process. Ex-residents may be eligible for reunification travel funding. We can assist in applying for British Government funding to meet with family members in the UK. If you are not eligible for the British Government fund, C-BERS Services can offer financial assistance in cases where a reunion is likely to be of benefit to all parties involved.
We offer counselling and information to family members whose lives may have been affected by life at a Christian Brothers' Home or School.
We can help in representing client's interests in dealing with other agencies and can assist in making contact with other helping services.
We can assist clients in obtaining information about family members and seeking documents relating to other family of origin.
For former child migrants from the UK and Malta, as a licensed holder of the PHIND computerised index, we can assist in finding out where a client's records are located.
We have a selection of photographs of the buildings and residents for viewing which can be purchase for a small cost.
Not all former child migrants are Australian citizens. We can help find out about a client's citizenship status and assist those wanting to obtain Australian citizenship.
We can help you get and fill out official forms and applications such as passports and visas.
A loan of up to $250 is available to assist in essential purchases (eg fridge, TV, washing machine) or for essential repairs (eg vehicle etc) with no interest and no fees (conditions apply).
We offer support to ex-residents who wish to improve their reading, writing and other educational needs eg. computer skills.