THE WEBSITE OF THE AGED RIGHTS ADVOCACY SERVICE
The Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) offers a free, confidential
and independent service to older people (or their representatives)
Receiving community based services
Living in Commonwealth subsidised aged care facilities
Receiving community aged care packages
At risk of, or are, experiencing abuse.
ARAS provides advocacy assistance to support older people to uphold
their rights and is the South Australian component of the National
Aged Care Advocacy Program. The ARAS website provides more information
about the range of work that ARAS undertakes, and about advocacy.
Aboriginal Advocacy Project
Over a period of 2 years, ARAS developed a relationship with the
Council of Aboriginal Elders that culminated in a collaborative
submission for an Aboriginal Advocacy Project. This was funded in
2003 as a 2 year fixed term project.
It aims to encourage Aboriginal participation in:
a) Accessing information about consumer rights and protections relation
to the provision of Aged Care services, and,
b) Accessing mainstream services. The project has a developmental
approach in linking Aboriginal people into support services to meet
their needs, and improving service responses to those needs.
We always welcome any comments to improve the services that we provide
so if you would like to provide feedback to us please complete the
ARAS Consumer Evaluation Form
and return it to ARAS?