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Financial Elder Abuse, what is it and how do we respond?
Every year on June 15 we mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to highlight the physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse of older people. Financial abuse is the most common form of abuse and every year State Trustees uncovers at least 100 cases of alleged financial elder abuse.
A Generous Gift
Jenny Chaenkel is a Holocaust survivor and it was her wish that, after providing for close friends, the rest of her estate be distributed to the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick.
$255,000 Community Inclusion grant round announced
State Trustees Australia Foundation has allocated more than a quarter of a million dollars in grant funding to eleven charities as part of the 2020 Community Inclusion grant round announced today.
COVID-19 sparks surge in young people making wills
In March, 2020 State Trustees saw the total number of will kits purchased online rise by more than 260% compared to the same period in 2019.
Regional Victorians with disability prioritised in $250,000 grant round
To celebrate 25 years of giving, the State Trustees Australia Foundation Community Inclusion grant round will be increased to $250,000 for 2020
State Trustees Australia Foundation 25th Anniversary
State Trustees celebrated the 25th Anniversary of State Trustees Australia Foundation (the Foundation) on 6 December 2019 at the CONNECTED Art Exhibition Celebration Event.
Refreshing the State Trustees Australia Foundation Strategy
2019 was a time of reflection and review of the Foundation’s granting to date, and a new strategy was developed. We are excited to announce our refreshed strategy.
When should enduring powers of attorney be established?
Enduring powers of attorney can be critical for protecting the finances of our elderly, but there are also steps we can take to assist our communities to manage their finances before they put powers of attorney in place
2019 CONNECTED Art Exhibition Winners
Congratulations to all the artists that participated in the 2019 CONNECTED Art Exhibition.
2019 CONNECTED Art Exhibition
Celebrating Emerging Artists with Disability or Experience of Mental Illness.
Victorian Seniors urged to get a Will this October
This October, as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival, we’re offering a half price Will appointment to all Victorians over 60.
Entries open for CONNECTED Art Exhibition
State Trustees is pleased to announce entries are now open for the 17th CONNECTED Art Exhibition. The exhibition recognises and showcases some of Victoria’s most talented emerging artists living with disability or mental illness.
State Trustees makes submission to Royal Commission into Aged Care
State Trustees Victoria and the Public Trustee and Guardian of the Australian Capital Territory have made a joint submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care. Both The joint submission makes several recommendations.
1 July 2019 price changes explained
Every year at State Trustees we conduct a review of our pricing to ensure it remains fair and equitable. As the state trustee for Victoria, we want Victorians to access our services when they need it most.
Victorian Ombudsman Report
Today the Victorian Ombudsman published the report of her investigation into State Trustees’ performance in administering the financial affairs of clients with a disability.
Matt Carrick to be State Trustees new CEO
The Board of State Trustees is pleased to announce that Matt Carrick will be the new Chief Executive Officer of State Trustees.
State Trustees encourages Victorians to protect their heritage during Will Week 2019
A vast array of heritage is at risk of being […]