Legal affairs

Jeremy reached out to PWDA for support to protect his legal interests and ensure he had a secure future.
A young male wheelchair user out the front of his house in the driveway after collecting the mail.

Jeremy is a man with disability who was living in supported accommodation through the numerous COVID-19 shutdowns. He experienced a wide range of abuse and harm in the place.

During one lockdown, his siblings also attempted to take financial advantage by putting a house he had inherited on the market without his consent and cutting him off from his supports.

How PWDA helped

After contacting PWDA, Jeremy needed support to access emergency accommodation. With Jeremy’s information, the PWDA advocate was able to send incident reports to the Queensland Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW), which escalated an investigation into the previous accommodation provider.

Jeremy wanted legal support to protect his interests, and PWDA also informed the OPG and Public Trustee of Queensland to ensure the sale of his house was blocked. PWDA continues to support him in establishing a secure future.

How to get help

Our advocates and support staff are here to help you with any issues you may be experiencing.

For support or more information, call and speak with one of our advocates on 1800 422 015 or visit our Get Help page.

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