Monday 26 Jun 2017
The Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) is operated by the Cairns Community Legal Centre Inc. The Centre employs both a Solicitor and Social Worker to provide the SLASS.
The SLASS provides free legal and support services for the benefit of seniors affected by elder abuse or financial exploitation.
What is elder abuse?
Elder abuse is any act within a relationship of trust which results in harm to an older person.
It can include:
Relationships of trust include:
What is financial exploitation?
Financial exploitation can include:
How can the Seniors Legal and Support Service assist?
The SLASS can (where appropriate):
Who can use the Seniors Legal and Support Service?
The SLASS is available to seniors, their carers (or service workers) within an hours' drive of Cairns. Seniors who live outside of this area may be serviced at the discretion of the Centre.
Free legal advice and support is provided by appointment. If you are unable to access the SLASS, a telephone consultation or a meeting at your home can be arranged.
Contact us to make an enquiry or book an appointment.
Telephone advice and support may also be provided (where appropriate) to senior's, their carers (or service workers) who live outside of Cairns.
Free Legal Resource for Older People
For information about a range of legal issues commonly encountered by seniors - including granny flat arrangements, sharing property or loaning money to family members, wills and Enduring Power of Attorney - you can also download a free copy of the Care For Your Assets: Money, Ageing and Family booklet.
Updated: Dec 2016