Close up of a young man on a farm, smiling slightly at the camera. He is wearing a cap on backwards and a yellow hoodie. Farm buildings can be seen in the background.

Escape from exploitation

Until he turned 18, Josh had lived in foster care on a remote country property, sleeping in a tent away from the main house. Josh, who has a speech impairment and mild intellectual disability, became increasingly isolated after graduating from…
Woman standing in a doorway that leads outside on a bright sunny day, with one hand resting on the frame and smiling happily. She has bright pinky red long hair, and is holding a white cane.

Fighting financial mismanagement

Jess was hospitalised while under financial administration and guardianship by the state. The state guardian was delayed in finding appropriate accommodation, so Jess was forced to remain in the public hospital but she was then told she owed the hospital…