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We help Tasmanians fix problems big or small.
older people, people with disability or mental health issues and people using alcohol and drugs.
Lisa, our advocate, tells how a very ordinary situation in aged care nearly ruined her client’s life, by trapping him in Guardianship.
‘Max’ (not his real name) had his rights ignored but Lisa worked with him to get his rights restored and get him off the Guardianship order. This is important viewing, it happens too easily and too frequently.
The provider over-charged and ignored Deborah, but they didn’t bank on her teaming up with our advocate.
When Deborah’s home care package provider, Community Care Tasmania was providing statements that didn’t make sense, and they didn’t respond to her questions, she decided to do something about it.
She contacted Advocacy Tasmania and advocate Mark worked with her to get to the bottom of the financial situation.
Being granted a wheelchair accessible home, shouldn’t have to feel like ‘winning the lottery’ but unfortunately, it did for Judi.
Judi had been happily living in a private rental when injuries reduced her mobility and required the use of a wheelchair. Without a ramp and without a wheelchair- accessible bathroom and laundry, Judi was unable to leave the house or live normally, for months.
After 60 years of marriage, guardianship threatened to break Andrew and Caroline. “Guardianship!” The doctor barked as he turned to a nurse and pointed at Caroline. Caroline realised she had made a mistake. A mistake in assuming that medical professionals were there to help. Her husband Andrew, previously diagnosed with dementia, had had his medication…
Imprisoned in aged care – how we worked to free our client Earlier in her life Jean made the decision to appoint her adult daughter as her Enduring Guardian, should it ever be required. Simply put this means that should Jean ever be medically assessed as having impaired decision-making ability and lost her capacity to…
Mark’s NDIS David & Goliath story – the “unwinnable” case Mark is a person living with disability in Tasmania on a disability support pension. He has had to fight some battles over the years to get the proper support for his needs. He has learnt when to self-advocate and when to ask for help. As…
When Charlie moved into a residential aged care home they continued to see the family GP they had been to for many years. When their GP retired, the staff at the residential care home convinced Charlie that they should now see the GP who serviced the home, which they did. Unfortunately, Charlie did not feel…
Shannon is a young person living with mental health issues and knows their way around health services. They have learnt to be an excellent self advocate, and knows they have rights. For several years they had been trying to have a Mental Health Services case management plan put in place so that they could get…