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If you, or an older person you know, needs support beyond the services offered by Seniors Rights Victoria the following organisations and services may be useful.

There is also useful information on COTA Vic’s website 

Aged care services

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My Aged Care
1800 200 422

The Australian Government’s My Aged Care phone line and website helps you to access services and find information in one spot for yourself or a family member, friend or someone you’re caring for. Services range from help at home to finding aged care homes.

 

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Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)
1800 700 600

OPAN’s free services support older people and their representatives to address issues related to Commonwealth funded aged care services.

 

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VIC Elder Rights Advocacy
1800 700 600

VIC Elder Rights Advocacy supports older people, their families and representatives in Victoria address issues related to Commonwealth funded aged care services. The service is free, independent and confidential.

 

Translation Services

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The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)
131 450

TIS National is an interpreting service for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients. Their services enable non-English speakers to independently access services and information.

Elder Abuse

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National Elder Abuse Hotline
1800 ELDERHelp (1800 353 374)

The National Elder Abuse Hotline is a national free call phone number that automatically redirects callers seeking information and advice on elder abuse, with an existing phone line service in their area. 

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Better Place Australia
1800 639 523

Better Place Australia aims to enhance family relationships and prevent, manage and resolve family conflict. Their services include family mediation, conciliation, arbitration, counselling, family therapy, elder abuse prevention and relationship education.

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Safe Steps
1800 015 188

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre provides free professional support services for women and children experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone close to them.

Housing services

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Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG)
(03) 9654 7389

HAAG is the only Australian organisation specialised in the housing needs of older people. Coming from grass-roots beginnings over 30 years ago, HAAG today is over 400 members strong.  

 

Legal Services

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Justice Connect
(03) 8636 4400

Justice Connect provides online self-help tools and resources. Pro bono legal advice can be provided specifically to the older person experiencing elder abuse, or with a legal issue associated with ageing.

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Victoria Legal Aid
1300 792 387

Victorian Legal Aid is a government-funded agency set up to ensure that people who cannot afford to pay for a private lawyer can get help with their legal problems. They also offer information in a range of languages on their website and can arrange interpreters if required.

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Office of the Public Advocate (OPA)
1300 309 337

OPA can assist with information about enduring powers of attorney, enduring guardianship and administration.

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Community Information and Support Victoria (CISVic)
(03) 9672 2000

CISVic is the peak body representing local community information and support services. Local services to assist people experiencing personal and financial difficulties by providing information, referral and support services including Emergency Relief.

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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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