The Health and Disability Commissioner is an independent agency set up to: promote and protect the rights of consumers who use health and disability services; help resolve problems between consumers and providers of health and disability services; and improve the quality of health care and disability services. The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ … Continued
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
For information regarding CONSUMER enquiries or complaints, look up on the above website or contact the (CAB) Citizens Advice Bureau at 0800 367 222 or Christchurch City (Student Building Polytech) 366 6490, Christchurch North (Fendalton Library) 359 8090 Christchurch West (Hornby) 349 5236, North Canterbury 03 313 8822 or the 0800 FOR CAB-0800 367 222.
Ring the Help Desk number above for complaints of discrimination based on sex, marital status, religious or ethical belief, race and colour, ethnic or national origins, age, disability, family status, political opinion, employment status, sexual orientation. In public life the Act covers: Employment, e.g. Hiring & firing employees etc; Education, e.g. Student applications; Access to … Continued
The Commerce Commission enforces legislation that promotes competition in New Zealand markets and prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct by traders. The Commission also enforces a number of pieces of legislation specific to the telecommunications, dairy and electricity industries. In ensuring compliance with the legislation it enforces, the Commission undertakes investigation and where appropriate takes court … Continued
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 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
A quiet women-only space where women can drop in for a coffee, chat, information or just time out. One to one support from Centre Co-ordinator or one of their skilled Support Workers. A call-in line for women in crisis, to talk with a skilled worker. Advocacy (e.g. supporting clients in contact with CYF, WINZ, the … Continued
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
Assist members who have, or believe they have, been mistreated by solicitors or the legal system and are unable to get redress. For further information contact Robyn as above.