Darwin Community Legal Service aged care and disability advocate Trudy Lee has helped one of our clients get the year off to a great start.
Ben (not his real name) is a homeless, double amputee who approached DCLS for help getting his wheelchair repaired.
Trudy arranged for Ben to meet with staff from Allied Health (NT Department of Health) for an assessment of his situation and needs.
The Allied Health team met with Ben twice at the DCLS office, conducting emergency repairs to his wheelchair until a full overhaul could be arranged.
Repairs and maintenance to Bens wheelchair have now been completed. A very happy Ben told Trudy,
“I knew that if anyone could help me it would be you mob and if you couldn’t then nobody bloody well could!”
“I fell asleep in my chair last night and didn’t wake until 5.30am this morning I was that comfortable.”
The Seniors and Disability Rights Service can assist:
- Anyone with a disability
- Seniors who receive (or are eligible to receive) Commonwealth-funded aged care services in residential facilities
- Seniors who receive (or are eligible to receive) aged care services at home and in the community such as Home care packages
For more information out this service go to https://www.dcls.org.au/legal-and-advocacy-services/seniors-and-disability-rights/--