Satellite Citizens Advice Bureau Service – The Loft ( Eastgate Mall )

Citizens Advice Bureau is an independent community organisation offering a free, confidential and independent service of information, assistance and referral from three Christchurch locations.   Offers free confidential advice, information and referrals by trained volunteers. Service available at the above address every Tuesday 11.00am – 2.00pm

Living Will / Advance Directive

A consumer makes a choice about a possible future health care procedure that is intended to be effective only when he or she is not “competent” For more information please download the New Zealand Medical Association Member Advisory Service, Information Sheet:

Lawyer Bede Rolton – Wills

People who are referred by us or who find Bede through this directory may have a standard done by Bede but you  need to check the cost first.  Please state that Age Concern referred you.

Canterbury-Westland Branch New Zealand Law Society

Hold a directory of solicitors. Should a caller have any concerns with regard to their Lawyer please ring or fax the Society at the above numbers. The Society regulates all lawyers, but membership of the Society is voluntary. Among the Society’s regulatory activities are: issuing practising certificates maintaining a register of lawyers making practice rules … Continued

Heartland Home Equity Loan ( loans / mortgage )

A Heartland Home Equity loan will allow you to borrow against the equity in your home without having to sell it. It releases cash for well needed home alterations, family events, surgery, travel, a new car or whatever is going to improve your quality of life in later years. If you have any questions about … Continued

Ebborn Law

One of the leading firms providing legal aid in Canterbury. Legal Aid is the government funded/subsidised service to assist people on low incomes to access quality legal services. They have experience with older people who have suffered abuse from partners or family members and those who require assistance with Child Youth and Family or parenting/grandparenting … Continued

Community Law Canterbury

Community Law Canterbury provides free legal information, advice and education to those on low incomes and others who have difficulty accessing legal help, including disabled people. It has a general drop-in service on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30-7pm, and Saturday mornings 9.30 – 12 midday a specialist employment law drop-in service on Wednesday … Continued

Harmans Lawyers

  Harmans Lawyers specialise in legal issues for older people including the following: Wills Trusts Enduring Powers of Attorney Rest Home Subsidies Occupation Right Agreements Funeral Trusts Estate Planning Asset Protection   Harmans specialise in legal issues relating to seniors. Their friendly down-to-earth team offer practical advice in plain English, on how to protect your … Continued

Public Trust

For information regarding Wills, Pre-paid funeral trusts, Enduring Power of Attorney etc. ring the above freephone number or search their website. Open 8.30am -5.00pm. Answer phone available after hours.

Parry Field Lawyers

Parry Field provides legal advice and support to older people. Lois Flanagan, Partner, has experience working with Age Concern and understands the special needs of older people. Lois can help with all legal matters relating to residential care. * Wills *Allowing someone else to help make decisions for you if needed (Enduring Power of Attorney) … Continued