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Community Care Advocacy

Community Care Advocacy can assist older people or their representatives who are receiving Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or Home Care Package (HCP) services. 

Aboriginal Advocacy

The Aboriginal Advocacy provides confidential, culturally sensitive services and approaches across all ARAS advocacy program services. Click below to learn more about this service. 

Retirement Living Advocacy 

ARAS provides advocacy support and assistance for residents of retirement villages in order to assist them to voice their concerns to the village management or the administering authority. 

Aged Care System Navigator Trial

The Aged Care System Navigator Trial (Trial) will assist older people to understand what aged care services are available, through the My Aged Care System, to meet their personal needs. ARAS delivers the Trial in South Australia’s north/west country regions. The Trial, funded by the Australian Government, is a national consortium of 31 consumer-focused organisations with COTA Australia as the lead agency.

ARAS - Residential Aged Care presentation 

The presentation provides an overview of ARAS, defines Advocacy, discusses the role of Advocates, outlines the new charter of aged care rights, and steps on how to raise a concern. The presentation is for residents and legal representatives only.  

Noticed Something? – Abuse of Older People Information Video

Video produced by Older Persons Advocacy Network


National Ageing Research Institute

Elder abuse is never OK. This film is co-produced with consumers and key services to provide frontline workers with information about elder abuse context of dementia. The films are focused on neglect, financial abuse and physical abuse. 

Watch the Charter of Aged Care Rights Explainer Videos by OPAN

Consumer Version

Provider Version

Living a Positive Life

New DVDs produced by ARAS with support from Office for the Ageing SA Health. These DVDs encourage older people to engage with their communities and promote strong community connections. If you are working with older people, you can use these DVDs as an educational tool and engage and create conversations about the scenarios.

There's No Excuse For Abuse 

Films produced by ARAS and Legal Services Commission respectively

Office of the Public Advocate videos

Office of the Public Advocate has released three videos about the role of the office, guardianship and advance care directives.