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The Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) provides free legal and social work support to people who are experiencing elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation. SLASS can help people who are over the age of 60, and any First Nations person who is over the age of 50.
The service can assist where the exploitation or abuse are taking place as part of a family or informal care relationship.
The service provides:
- legal information and advice
- social work services
- short-term counselling
- advocacy on your behalf
- a referral to other legal, consumer and support services
- representation in court or before tribunals (in certain circumstances).
SLASS can give help over the phone, by appointment at a service centre or they may be able to visit you at home or another safe location.
SLASS services are provided by the following centres:
Caxton Legal Centre Inc. - Brisbane
Phone: (07) 3214 6333
Cairns Community Legal Centre
Phone:1800 062 608
Wide Bay Burnett Community Legal Service
Phone: (07) 4194 2663
The Advocacy and Support Centre Inc. - Toowoomba & Ipswich
Phone: (07) 4616 9700
Townsville Community Legal Service
Phone: (07) 4721 5511