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Thank you to our wonderful volunteers

This week Caxton Legal Centre is celebrating National Volunteer Week, recognising the contributions of our 200 hardworking volunteer lawyers and law students. Four nights per week, Caxton opens its doors to offer legal advice to people who would otherwise have very few options for help. Volunteer lawyers come to Caxton after a busy day at work and … Continue reading Thank you to our wonderful volunteers

Financial Protections Service Launch

The Financial Protections Service is aimed at providing independent financial information and advice with a particular focus on improving financial resilience. Service partners will also undertake screening and referral for financial abuse. Below is the speech presented by Townsville Community Legal Service principal solicitor Bill Mitchell, co-designer of the service along with Caxton Legal Centre solicitor … Continue reading Financial Protections Service Launch

Financial Protections Service

Caxton Legal Centre will join colleagues at the Townsville Community Legal Service to launch the Financial Protections Service in Townsville today. The Financial Protections Service is provided to middle-aged Queenslanders who are approaching retirement and undertaking financial decision making for later life. The service facilitates access to and uptake of free and independent financial information … Continue reading Financial Protections Service

Simran’s Volunteer Experience

My name is Simran and I am a fourth year law and commerce student. I have been volunteering at Caxton Legal Centre for almost a year.   Volunteering at Caxton has  been a really humbling and inspiring experience. I have seen first-hand the care and passion the lawyers, social workers and staff have for helping those in need, and in … Continue reading Simran’s Volunteer Experience

Bail Service to enhance fairer outcomes

Caxton Legal Centre has been funded to provide a Bail Service for remand prisoners in southeast Queensland, commencing shortly. Men on remand at three Brisbane correctional centres will be able to apply to receive integrated legal and social support services to to enable them to access bail.   The Bail Service will assess the suitability of … Continue reading Bail Service to enhance fairer outcomes

Submission to Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme

Caxton Legal Centre has provided a submission to the Property Council of Australia in response to their draft Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme standards.  The goal of the Accreditation Scheme is “to reflect the modern expectations of retirement village residents, and the evolution of the sector beyond purely a property and facilities-based offering.”  Caxton is concerned that the proposed standards do … Continue reading Submission to Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme

Caxton staff raise funds for Queensland Legal Walk 

Caxton Legal Centre staff will set their alarms early to take part in the Queensland Legal Walk at 7am on the 14th of May 2019.  The walk is a fundraiser for LawRight, a community legal centre which improves the lives of people who are vulnerable by providing access to justice – including those who experience homelessness or mental health … Continue reading Caxton staff raise funds for Queensland Legal Walk 

Seniors housing rights on tour

The Queensland Retirement Village and Park Advisory Service (QRVPAS) at Caxton Legal Centre is set to launch another year of statewide community talks, aimed at informing Queenslanders about their rights in retirement villages and manufactured homes (over 50’s parks).  With increased scrutiny on seniors living arrangements community interest is expected to be high.  “There’s a current growth in recognition of how … Continue reading Seniors housing rights on tour

How can you call for help when you don’t have a phone?

Inadequate access to telephones in aged care facilities In running a specialist elder abuse service Caxton Legal Centre staff regularly need to telephone clients who reside in residential aged care facilities.  This can be a laborious and even daunting task as there are often multiple hurdles to pass before Caxton staff reach the point of being able to speak to an older person on the phone.   … Continue reading How can you call for help when you don’t have a phone?