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Health services in financial abuse fight

Posted 26 October 2017

Health services can play a significant role in fighting financial abuse, says Sandy Probert of State Trustees.

Ms Probert who is the relationship manager at State Trustees and a passionate advocate for stamping out financial abuse will be a guest speaker at the VHA’s Rural and Regional Forum at Marysville from 27-28 November.

In her role at Victoria’s public trustee she collaborates with community partners like public hospitals and other health care networks to help protect people in need.

“Our mission is to protect the vulnerable and uphold the legacy of Victorians. I will talk about how we can assist and give tangible examples of the outcomes we have achieved for people in the community,” she said.

People who experience social or physical isolation, deteriorating mental or physical health and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are at risk of financial abuse.

State Trustees’ professionals work with community partners raise awareness of the importance of Powers of Attorney preparation. They partner with organisations like VCAT, Office of the Public Advocate, Victoria Police and Seniors Rights Victoria to support people who need protection.

Click here to register for the Rural and Regional Forum

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