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Knowing Your Rights - a Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians

Knowing Your Rights – a Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians

The Knowing Your Rights - A Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians publication was launched at COTA SA by the Minister for Ageing on 27 April 2016. It aims to help older people of any age increase their understanding of their rights, especially at different times in their lives, and to recognise the laws that provide safeguards and protection.

Knowing Your Rights - a Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians is an initiative of the South Australian Government to help raise community awareness of the rights of older people. Legal Services Commission has developed this Guide in partnership with Office for the Ageing, and with the valued expertise of COTA SA's Peer Educators.

Knowing Your Rights - a Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians is aimed at older people of any age to help increase their understanding of their rights, especially at different times in their lives, and to recognise the laws that provide safeguards and protection. Being informed about your rights and certain laws can support you or someone you know to live an active and independent life by staying connected, informed and in control. This resource includes services and websites where information, advice and support can be accessed depending on the concerns or circumstances. Unpaid and paid carers, volunteers, neighbours, relatives, friends, or community services staff can use this resource to inform and support an older person who may not be aware of their rights or who may be unable to access information.

Knowing Your Rights - a Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians is a free community publication. Hard copies can be ordered from Legal Services Commission by phoning 1300 366 424.

The contents of this publication may be freely reproduced.

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