New edition of Securing their Future for VIC carers

Securing their Future sets out in simple terms, how those caring for Victorians with a decision-making disability can protect and safeguard their futures.

 

It includes updates on the revised powers of attorney legislation and how carers can effectively plan for the future of those they care for.

 

Office of the Public Advocate and State Trustees collaborated to publish new edition for carers, a resource for parents, relatives and significant others caring for Victorians.

 

The publication was launched this morning at State Trustees in Footscray by Health and Carers Parliamentary Secretary Mary-Anne Thomas MP and Treasury and Finance Parliamentary Secretary, Daniel Mulino MP.

 

State Trustees CEO, Craig Dent said, “Victoria’s 773,000 carers and their specific needs are often overlooked in our community and it’s an issue we at State Trustees and our clients face on a daily basis.

 

"Securing Their Future is an excellent starting point and we’re very proud to be associated with it, however, we stress to Victorian carers that this document is created to inform and educate, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal or financial advice,” Mr Dent said.

 

Ms Thomas said the new publication will greatly assist carers in planning a better future for their nearest and dearest. "We all need to make provisions for those who rely on us for support and this can sometimes be more difficult when the person you care for has a disability”.

 

Copies of ‘Securing Their Future’ can be ordered through www.legalaid.vic.gov.au, or downloaded at https://www.statetrustees.com.au/securing-future-publication/ and http://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au

 

11 August 2016.