The Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) is operated by the Cairns Community Legal Centre Inc. The Centre employs both a Solicitor and Social Worker to provide the SLASS. The SLASS provides accessible legal and support services for the benefit of seniors affected by elder abuse or financial exploitation.
Elder abuse is any act within a relationship of trust which results in harm to an older person. It can include:
Financial exploitation can include:
The SLASS can (where appropriate):
The SLASS is available to seniors, their carers (or service workers) within an hours’ drive of Cairns. Seniors who live outside of this area may be serviced at the discretion of the Centre. Legal advice and support is usually provided by appointment; or if you are unable to access the SLASS, a telephone consultation maybe arranged. Home visits are also available to those living within an hours drive of Cairns. Contact us to make an enquiry or book an appointment.
For information about a range of legal issues commonly encountered by seniors, including granny flat arrangements, sharing property or loaning money to family members, wills and Enduring Power of Attorney, you can download a free copy of the Care For Your Assets: Money, Ageing and Family booklet, from our downloadable resources section on this page.
1800 062 608 | (07) 4031 7688
Mon – Fri | 9am-4pm
2nd Floor, Main Street Arcade
82 Grafton Street Cairns
Mon – Thu | 9am-4pm
Fri | 9am - 12pm.
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