Advocacy

slider2Seniors Rights Victoria employs experienced advocates who, in collaboration with our legal services team, work with older people experiencing elder abuse. We provide free information, support, referral, liaison and short term advisory services.

Our advocacy team provides a service that contributes to improvements in the health, well-being and quality of life for older people who are unsure of their rights, or in need of help to assert them. We assist older people overcome any disadvantage they may have in exercising their right to make their own decisions. The services we offer enable older people to make decisions about regaining safety, confidence and control of their lives.

In liaison with local agencies and service providers, the advocacy team identifies existing expertise, facilitates the sharing of information and resources, and aims to improve access to community resources for older people experiencing elder abuse, wherever they may live in Victoria.

If you, your client or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, please contact our free, confidential Helpline: 1300 368 821.