Estate Planning Resources to assist people with intellectual impairments
Disability Law Queensland is a not-for-profit incorporated legal practice and registered charitable organisation established to assist people with disability and their families. Disability Law Queensland have developed a suite of resources to assist people with intellectual impairment to develop the capacity to understand what a will and/or enduring power of attorney is and instruct a lawyer to prepare a will and/or enduring power of attorney. These resources are designed to be used by people with intellectual impairment together with the family and/or supportive people. A copy of the resources is available here https://www.dlq.org.au/services/.
About the Police, the Court and Lawyers - What to do and what not to do
Queensland Advocacy Inc. Justice Support Program have produced an Easy English book to inform and guide a person with intellectual disability and his or her support network through the criminal justice process in Queensland. View the resources here.
Things your guardian should do
Easy English fact sheet that explains why you need a guardian, how a guardian should make decisions and things a guardian should do. View the resource here.
Getting legal help
Legal Aid Queensland has developed an Easy English booklet which provides useful, step-by-step information on how you can get help with your legal issue. View the resource here.
Webinar: 'Providing a voice for the voiceless - an introduction to non-instructed advocacy'
This webinar was delivered by Kate Brackley and Keith Smith and provides an introduction to non-instructed advocacy as approach to gain the views of those who have difficulties communicating around decisions in their life. The webinar is accompanied by a guide to non-instructed advocacy. View the webinar and resources here http://www.bild.org.uk/our-services/queenslandwebinar/