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Knowing Your Rights – A Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians

A new, free guide designed to help protect the rights of older South Australians has been launched.

Knowing Your Rights – A Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians contains a range of information designed to assist older South Australians to understand their rights and make informed decisions confidently at critical life points as they age.

The publication, which is available free online or by calling the Legal Services Commission, includes information about housing, services, consumer and employment rights, financial matters, family and health, legal rights, security and safety and volunteering.

Knowing Your Rights aims to increase community understanding and older people’s awareness of their rights under existing laws which will in turn help to create a safer community and better protect the rights of our older South Australians.

Being informed about rights and certain laws can support you or someone you know to live an active and independent life by staying connected, informed and in control. The resources include services and websites where information, advice and support can be accessed depending on the older person’s concerns or circumstances.

The free publication is a State Government funded initiative developed by the Office for the Ageing in partnership with Legal Services Commission with the valued expertise of COTA SA’s Peer Educators.

To download the guide, visit:

Legal Services Commission website : www.lsc.sa.gov.au

South Australian safeguarding rights website: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/safeguardrights

or from the Legal Services Commission by phoning 1300 366 424.