Seniors Advocacy

TASC can help

If you, or someone you know, is concerned about Elder Abuse including financial mistreatment, TASC can help.

The Queensland Government describes Elder Abuse as: “a single or repeated act—or lack of appropriate action—occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person”.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Very helpful, patient and knowledgeable professionals who gave good clear advice on what we need to do to protect my elderly parent in an uncomfortable elder abuse situation”
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TASC delivers the free Seniors Legal and Support Service in Toowoomba, Ipswich and surrounds.

This is a government-funded service that provides free legal advice and social work support to anyone aged over 60 years, and any First Nations person aged over 50 years.

The Seniors Legal and Support Service is for anyone who is affected by or concerned about Elder Abuse. It is not means-tested.

The service can assist people who are being physically harmed or sexually abused; threatened with violence or being verbally and emotionally abused, harassed or intimidated.

Elder Abuse is not just physical. We can assist you if you are being neglected by a family member or other person you trust, or a service provider (such as an aged care facility).

We can help you if you are being taken advantage of financially, for example if you are being asked to lend money and it is not paid back, or if you are being pressured to give a family member control of your credit card or bank account.

Our solicitors and social workers in Toowoomba and Ipswich will help you with free legal advice and information, short­term counselling, advocacy, or referrals to other services near you.

We will help you plan for your own safety and to protect your money and assets.

We provide advice on Enduring Power of Attorney, Advanced Health Directives and other legal matters.

If you have a dispute with a family member about shared family living (e.g. “granny flats”) or seeing your grandchildren, we can help you understand your rights.

Fast Facts

Seniors Legal and Support Service and Seniors Financial Protection Service (Ipswich and Toowoomba)

Free legal and social work support for seniors experiencing, concerned about or affected by elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation.

This is a free government-funded service that is available to anyone aged over 60 years and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 50 years.

How do I access the service?
Call 07 4616 9700.

When are appointments available?
Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm.

What type of appointments are available?
One-on-one appointments are available by phone, video and in-person.

Who funds this service?
Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors.

If you are in immediate danger from Elder Abuse, call the police on 000.
For free legal and social work support, contact TASC.
You can also call the Elder Abuse Hotline on 1300 651 192 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).