After Jackson was discharged from a short stay in a health facility, he was made aware that an application had been made by the doctors to have a legal guardian appointed. They also applied for his finances managed by the Public Trustee. This meant Jackson needed to attend a hearing at the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT). Jackson didn’t know what this meant or what to do so he called DACSSA for assistance.
DACSSA met with Jackson for a Self-Advocacy consultation where he was supported to learn about SACAT processes, Guardianship and Administration Orders and his rights. DACSSA assisted Jackson to articulate his wishes to SACAT by writing a statement that he could submit prior to the hearing.
After meeting with DACSSA, Jackson felt more confident and decided he didn’t require an advocate to attend the hearing as he was prepared to self-advocate.