Collaboration, communication and supportive peers are the key for TASC’s talented and dedicated solicitors and social workers from our Seniors Legal and Support Service (affectionately known as SLASS internally because we all love an acronym)… Cake helps too 😊 .
Earlier this year the service was expanded to include access for seniors living in the Ipswich hinterland who may be facing, or at risk of elder abuse, which can take many forms including emotional, psychological, financial, physical abuse and neglect.
Our Seniors Legal and Support Service team work with older people to address instances of elder abuse and can provide strategies to help avoid it.
The service is free of charge for people aged over 60 (or over 50 for Frist Nations people) and is available to people living in Toowoomba, Ipswich and the Ipswich hinterland. To find out more please visit www.tascnational.org.au/seniors
If you receive a call from a number you are not familiar with do NOT provide the person on the phone with any PERSONAL INFORMATION including your social security number, bank information, etc. Sometimes the callers will make it sound like they already have all of this information or like they know you, but you still do NOT want to confirm anything with them. If you are unsure, tell them you will call them back and call a family member, friend or the police department to ask what you should do.
If you live in or around Toowoomba, Ipswich or Western Downs we may be able to help you with you with free legal advice and information or referrals or other services near you. Call 07 4616 9700.
TASC is a community legal centre providing legal, social justice and advocacy services to a large geographic area in South East Queensland for 40 years.
Our management team is always looking for opportunities to develop skills, increase knowledge and partner with others community legal centres to better service our clients.
This week, TASC CEO Frances Klassessan OAM (middle), TASC Principal Solicitor David Manwaring (left hand) and Senior Solicitor Allana Janke (right hand) attended the Community Legal Centres Queensland State Conference 2022 themed Champions, Allies & Advocates.
While there they took the opportunity to show their support for Community Legal Centres Australia #Handsupforjustice.
To know more about the services we provide to our community or to make a tax deductible donation, visit https://www.tascnational.org.au/get-involved/support-us/ and click SUPPORT US!”
Over the weekend you have been involved in a dispute with a family member, the police were called and you have been issued with a Protection Notice and instructed that you have to attend Court on Monday. This is a stressful time and you have some questions: What is a Protection Order? What are my rights? I can’t afford legal representation – what do I do?
Does this sound familiar or is this happening to you or someone you know? At TASC we have a range of services specifically targeted to different groups of people depending on their eligibility. One of these services is for men looking for legal advice surrounding family law matters.
We provide FREE out of hours advice sessions with one of our Solicitors on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We can help you with information and advice on:
To talk to a Solicitor straight away make sure to call us directly on our out-of-hours number 1800 848 148 on the below days and times:
Monday mornings between 7am and 9am
Tuesday evenings between 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Thursday evenings between 4:30pm – 6:30pm If you would prefer to call during the weekdays, you can always make an appointment via our Intake and Referrals Team on (07) 4616 9700.