Legal service for older people

A free, confidential legal service for older people aged 55+ years

cohealth has partnered with Justice Connect to help older people experiencing elder abuse and other legal issues. This partnership puts a lawyer into our health care teams to improve legal and health outcomes for older people.

Service details

Our free and confidential legal service for older people (aged 55+) can help with a number of legal issues.

Elder abuse and mistreatment

Sometimes older people experience mistreatment and disrespectful behaviour – even by those closest to them, like friends and family. This mistreatment may be financial, emotional, social, physical abuse or neglect. We can speak to older people about these issues.

Sale and transfer of property

Some older people decide they want to live with family who will care for them. To do this, they may sell their property or transfer it to their family. We can speak to older people to make sure it works for them.

Decision making

We can help older people with enduring powers of attorney, guardianship and administration.

Housing issues

We can help older people with tenancy issues such as ensuring repairs and maintenance to their rental property.

Loans and contracts

We can help older people who have signed documents they didn’t understand or didn’t want to sign. We can also help older people if they have been treated unfairly by a business.

Grandparenting issues

We can help an older person about their rights as a grandparent, including spending time with their grandchildren.

Hoarding and squalor issues

We can help older people where their hoarding behaviour has resulted in a fine.

Fees & eligibility

Anyone over the age of 55 years can access this service.

Contact a cohealth location to request an appointment.

Or, speak with any cohealth staff member who will be able to refer you.

This service is free

Available at 3 locations

Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: 9448 5528
Facsimile: 9411 4300
Location details and map

Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: 9448 5537
Facsimile: 7000 1813
Location details and map

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