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Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) - Brisbane

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The Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) provides free legal and social work support for older persons experiencing elder abuse, mistreatment, neglect or financial exploitation. 

 
How SLASS can help me?

The SLASS lawyer and social worker will talk with you about what steps can be taken to address elder abuse including: 

  • steps to stay safe 
  • short-term counselling 
  • how to keep money and assets safe, or recover money or assets 
  • legal rights and options 
  • in certain circumstances, representing a client in court or before a tribunal. 

You can decide whether you want SLASS to take action or not and if so, what option suits you the best. 

Older persons experiencing abuse may contact the service directly. Family members and service providers may contact us to refer an older person for whom they hold concerns and SLASS will then contact the older person directly. 

Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) cannot provide assistance with estate planning or conveyancing.

 
What is elder abuse?

Elder abuse and financial exploitation usually occur within the family, but older persons may also experience abuse from carers, neighbours, friends or services. 

 
SLASS centres

Brisbane Seniors Legal and Support Service
Caxton Legal Centre Inc.
1 Manning Street
SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
Phone: (07) 3214 6333

Cairns Community Legal Centre—Seniors Legal Service
Level 1, 85 Lake Street
CAIRNS QLD 4870
Phone: 1800 062 608

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre—Seniors Legal Service
16 Torquay Road
PIALBA QLD 4655
Phone: (07) 4124 6863

Toowoomba—Seniors Legal Service
The Advocacy and Support Centre Inc.
223 Hume Street
SOUTH TOOWOOMBA QLD 4350
Phone: (07) 4616 9700

Townsville Community Legal Service—Seniors Legal Service
Unit 2 181 Sturt Street
TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
Phone: (07) 4721 5511

 

 

Last updated 9 February 2021