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Seniors Rights Victoria is a free and confidential service. When you call our service one of our experienced advocates will answer your enquiry.

We recognise that you have the right to make your own choices and we will listen to your enquiry and concerns sensitively and patiently. We’ll help you understand your rights and assist you in finding a solution to resolve your enquiry or concern.

At Seniors Rights Victoria we can offer you both non-legal and legal assistance. If your concern requires more attention than the initial call, an appointment will be made for one of our advocates and one of our community lawyers to call you back. They will work with you to understand the issues and provide you with options to consider. Our advocate and community lawyer will work to assist you to achieve these.

Other Ways You Can Get Help.

There are certain things you can do that can help you to feel safer. The first step is to find the courage to confide in someone such as a member of your family, your GP, a care provider or the expert legal and advocacy staff at Seniors Rights Victoria. The second step is to develop a personal safety plan. Download our Help Sheet, and feel free to seek assistance from Seniors Rights Victoria.

Decision making

Everyone wants to make their own decisions about matters that affect their own lives. We all have the right to make our own choices, however sometimes these can be overlooked, especially at time when we might be more vulnerable. This Help Sheet will assist you to protect your rights.
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Adult children at home

We may love our children. But that doesn’t mean that we always love them living with us. When adult children seek to return to their parents’ home, the request may be sudden and unexpected. You may have little time to consider whether you really like the idea, or to discuss how living arrangements might work. Our Help Sheet will clarify some of the considerations when an adult child seeks to return home.
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Safety and emergencies

There might be times when your safety is at risk or you feel unsafe in your own home. You can take steps to plan for your safety from abuse and mistreatment. The Plan for Your Safety Help Sheet provides easy and practical tips to protect yourself. It also has a safety plan you can complete and keep somewhere safe.
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If you, or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, help is available through our confidential helpline on 1300 368 821. If it is an emergency, call 000.
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