Advocacy is available for people receiving aged care services. This includes people who: live in a nursing home or hostel receive a community aged care package (support at home) receive flexible care have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) used to receive aged care services or are representing the interests of the person … Continued
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The Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution works alongside parents, students and Victorian government schools to resolve issues through an independent, simple and fair process. The Independent Office is the final step in the Department of Education and Training’s dispute resolution process. Your school should always be the first point of contact for a complaint, followed … Continued
We are a group of people with disabilities who Stand up for ourselves Support people to make choices Help with problems Talk about the big issues Learn new things Why we meet Sister Rocks is run by people who have a disability. The group works together to make sure its members have the same rights, … Continued
This self advocacy group operates in the Gippsland area for people with intellectual disability interested in learning about their rights and supporting each other to become more integrated into the local community. Glynn Evans at DHHS Gippsland is the contact person for this group.
The Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria. Provides guardianship and advocacy for people with disability when appointed by VCAT and supports people with disability in the justice system, group homes/supported accommodation … Continued
Youthlaw provides free legal advice for young people under 25.
Womens Legal Service provides free legal services to women from disadvantaged background to address relationship issues or violence.
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service provides 24 hour free legal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community.
Victoria Legal Aid provide free legal information and education to all Victorians, with a focus on prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We prioritise more intensive legal services such as legal advice and representation for people who meet eligibility criteria, based on their financial situation, the nature and seriousness of their problem and their … Continued
An independent, not-for-profit Employment Rights Community Legal Centre funded by the Victorian and Federal Governments, Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman and Victoria Legal Aid.