The Legal Pathways for Older People project is a partnership between Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW) and Legal Aid NSW. This project aims to help older people obtain free or reduced cost legal assistance.
The type of assistance given may be a face-to-face consultation, or a referral to an appropriate legal service. This assistance is available to Aged Pensioners or holders of a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.
Documents such as Wills; an Enduring Power of Attorney; or Appointment of Enduring Guardianship can be drawn up by a qualified solicitor at the office of COTA NSW or through a solicitor at the locations listed below.
COTA NSW office: 280 Pitt Street, Sydney (close to Town Hall station)
Solicitors are available at: Avoca Beach; Blacktown; Camden; Campbelltown; Cronulla; East Gosford; Liverpool; Newcastle; Newport; Parramatta; Penrith; Sutherland; Taree/Forster/Tuncurry and Wollongong.
This project offers free consultations with solicitors to draw up documents for a fee of $50 per document to cover costs. If the solicitor who sees you thinks that your financial circumstances and/or the amount of work involved in
helping you means you fall outside the scope of this service the solicitor will advise you of this and refer you to a more appropriate legal service. All appointments need to be booked through COTA NSW:
Phone: (02) 8268 9616
1800 449 102 Press 2 for Legal Pathways Line
(for callers outside Sydney metro)
For more information, please click on the following link:
Dowload the Legal Pathways flyer.
Please find below a message from Warren Bell, HHRCS President, on the merger of Lane Cove and Northside Community Services and Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services :
"I am writing to tell you that the Members of Lane Cove and Northside Community Services and Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services have unanimously approved the merger of the two organisations.
The Boards of both organisations presented the option of a merger to the membership following a six-month assessment process. Central to the decision today is our shared vision of creating a stronger, community managed organisation that will build on our combined strengths, values and continue our local identities.
Sydney Community Services Ltd is the new name for the merged organisations. We are committed to ensuring that customer service is not disrupted throughout the process of transition.
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you into the future.
The Volunteer Visiting Program is organising an outing for its clients and volunteers on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at Bankstown RSL - Star Buffet.
You will enjoy a great value gourmet buffet, ranging from Australian, Asian and European cuisine, sushi train, and tempting desserts in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Time: 11am for 11:15am start. Return 3:00pmCost: Transport $12.00
Buffet Lunch $13.60
Please RSVP to Bernadine by 21st June on 9817 0101 or email@example.com
The Social Housing Outreach Program will be holding a Masterclass in Embroidery on Monday the 19th of June 2017 at Blandville Court from 11.00am.Alice, one of our talented Blandville Court residents does beautiful decorative needlework and will be happy to teach us the basics.
Come and learn how to do some beautiful stitches which can decorate tablecloths, pillowcases and handtowels.Cost: Free. Materials provided.
For more information, please contact us on 9817 0101
FREE activities in Hunters Hill to celebrate local Aboriginal history and culture.
Come and meet Dave Bird, a local aboriginal resident who will lead two walks around Kelly's Bush in Woolwich. He has an outstanding knowledge of the area, which has a proud Aboriginal history as well as the being the site of Australia's first 'green ban'. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the bushland plants and animals as well as the fascinating history of this interesting area.
When? Saturday 10June, 2.00pm-3.30pm & Sunday 18 June , 10.30am-12.00pm.
Where? Meet at Weil Park Hall, Woolwich.
For more information, please visit the Hunters Hill Council website.