Redfern Legal Centre
Free legal advice, referral and casework to disadvantaged people living in the City of Sydney, Botany Bay and Leichhardt local community.
Relationships Australia NSW
A service dedicated to supporting, repairing and fostering positive family relationships, through providing counselling and training services.
Seniors Rights Service Ltd
Leading community organisation supporting older people with free legal advice, aged care advocacy and education sessions throughout New South Wales.
Factsheet on Protecting Yourself from Financial Abuse
This factsheet describes what financial abuse is, signs of financial abuse and the necessary helplines and prevention steps to take in the event of financial abuse.
Setting Up Power of Attorney to Help Manage Your Banking Needs
This factsheet informs older people what is involved when setting up a Power of Attorney, and specifically their roles and responsibilities, to help prevent elder abuse.
Responding to Requests from Power of Attorney or Court-Appointed Administrator
This tool explains how Powers of Attorney and court-appointed administrators arrangements apply to banks’ relationships with their customers; and outlines a framework that banks can use to consistently deal with requests from attorneys and administrators. The aim of the tool is to better prevent and respond to financial elder abuse.
Identifying Abuse Types & Signs
The informative article offers indicators for professionals to recognise elder abuse, whilst also outlining the strain of caregiving on carers of disabled older people. It includes a guide to start a conversation about the support services available for carers. Language support available.
Consent and Decision Making
The article describes the process of decision making if a person is deemed to lack capacity and therefore cannot give consent. Outlines what is considered a crime with respect to elder abuse and how to respond.
My Wellbeing Checklist
A checklist, in the form of a flyer, of the needs of disabled elderly people that must be met. If concerns or questions arise from the checklist or if an individual does not meet a section of the checklist a support helpline is available, to respond to the possible elder abuse.
Protecting Your Rights
This easy to read and understand flyer describes the rights of elderly people in and out of care and the means of protecting those rights.