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Planning Ahead

Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) has been working on the Planning Ahead project as part of the Victorian Government's Integrated Services Fund (ISF), since 2018. Administered by the Federation of Community Legal Centres (FCLC), the ISF is special funding for projects that have an early intervention focus, as well as involving integrated services.

SRV's Planning Ahead Project helps people understand the need to plan ahead, in order to protect their rights and wishes as they get older, to reduce the risk of elder abuse. The project also supports carers and loved ones of people as they age, to ensure they understand how best to support them.

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Community education

SRV has begun engagement in Shepparton whilst continuing to work with service providers and community organisations in Ballarat and other regional areas. Learn more about this initiative here.


The videos below were developed in consultation with other organisations, including State Trustees, Office of the Public Advocate, Polaron Language Services, Ethnic Communities Council Victoria, Victoria Law Foundation, Australian Multicultural Community Services, Justice Connect and other stakeholders.

Roles of Guardians and Administrators

Involving someone in making decisions

Making the right decisions for someone else

Why it's important to formalise arrangements

What to do if you are concerned about someone

What decisions can my appointed attorney make?

Capacity to make decisions

Having conversations about the future

Obligations of an attorney

Why plan for future?

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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