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Figure 14: Reason for Seeking Emergency Relief in the last 12 months Difficulty paying housing costs Debt repayments Interruption to Centrelink payment 2010 Cost of travel/transport 2014 Medical costs Family Violence Loss & Grief Alcohol and drug costs Gambling losses 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Of those respondents who had a member of their household who had sought emergency relief or welfare assistance in the previous 12 months, by far the most common type of assistance sought in 2014 was financial, food or material support (80.2%). Table 41: Type of Relief or assistance Sought in the last 12 months Proportion of Survey Respondents No. 2014 2010 Financial, food or material or support 154 80.2% 71.2% Financial and/or debt counselling 16 8.3% 3.5% Housing support and/or advice 12 6.2% 6.5% Emotional support and/or counselling 10 5.2% 3.8% Total 192 100% 49