Legal and financial support
This information is about people and services that can support people with intellectual disability.
It has information on
- Legal support
- Financial support
- Emergency food
There is a lot of information.
Some words can be hard to understand.
You can ask someone to read this information with you.
If you need legal help or a lawyer there are services that can help.
Legal help is when you need help with the law.
A lawyer is someone who knows about the laws and government rules in Australia.
Laws are a set of rules that everyone must follow.
Advocacy is having your voice heard so your rights and needs are met.
You can have needs in many areas of your life.
Rights are rules about how everybody should be treated fairly.
A right is something everyone has.
The Justice Advocacy Service can
- Give you legal help
- Provide support if you have to go to court
The courts are where people decide if someone has broken the law.
The Justice Advocacy Service can help you to
- Know what to expect will happen next
For example if you have to go to court
- Fill in forms
For example forms for the police
- Get legal advice from a lawyer
Financial support means support around money issues.
There are many services that can provide you with financial support.
Debt means that you owe money.
- Use Centrelinks Payment and Service Finder to get support near you
For more information go to
- Call Mob Strong Debt Helpline on 1800 808 488 from 9:30am to 4:30pm if you are a First Nations person
First Nations peoples are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
There are groups that can help you get food if you cannot afford to buy it.
Some groups can give you food for free.
If you need food you can
- Call the Salvation Army on 13 72 58
- Call the St Vincent de Paul Society on 13 18 12