What Other People Say About Us

What BAMA’s clients say

“BAMA was introduced to me by the Citizen’s Advice Bureau when I called in for help. Janet who represents BAMA has been incredibly helpful … for which I’m absolutely grateful. …I am a professional who has always worked and paid my taxes and never have been on benefit. My health related issues have taken a toll on me and I have 3 children to care for. Without Janet I would not have known how else to get help as I lost courage to go forward.”


“BAMA was recommended to me by a family member after I became caught in a stressful situation …  I have … frequently received contradictory information and a distinct lack of support … whenever a problem arose.  Janet was the first person … to give me specific advice …, and who took the time to explain my situation clearly to me.  She offered much needed advice and encouragement at a time when I felt lost and overwhelmed.  Some days living with a chronic illness takes all the energy I have, and Janet helped me see a way forward when I was losing energy and hope.”


“My husband and I would like to pass on our sincere thanks for the exceptional help you have provided to us, in sorting out the winz error. Without your assistance, we definitely would have been at a huge financial loss. Words cannot express our gratitude and gratefulness.”


“I consider the service Janet provides to be invaluable to people like me; beneficiaries struggling to deal with pressure and judgment within the social welfare system, yet being unable to escape due to financial hardship.  No-one’s first choice of lifestyle is to become a beneficiary.  We are all here due to unfortunate life circumstances that have caused significant financial hardship and often trauma.  Janet treated me like a person with value and rights. Janet and BAMA are an absolutely invaluable asset to this community.”


“Thanks so much for all your advice, help and support. You really have been a blessing to me and loyal supporter. I am eternally grateful to you for all your support, advice and representation. In my darkest moments you helped me pull through.”


What other organisations say


From Mt Albert Community Club, ‘Supporting adults who have experienced mental health disabilities’

“I am writing to you in support of the amazing work that BAMA do, and it is my hope that this work can continue.

Janet has given a talk to our Club members and so now our members are aware of who to go to for assistance with any money issues, and indeed

some of our members have found it very helpful.

In our organization we support people who are struggling to live on a benefit

and so it is fantastic to have someone who we can send people to for support.”