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The Public Guardian is a legally appointed guardian for people who lack capacity to make major health and welfare decisions. The Public Guardian does not make financial or property based decisions.
We have a range of client groups, which include:
people appointed a guardian because they lack decision-making
capacity due to disabilities such dementia, intellectual disability, brain injury or mental illness
private guardians who act for a family member or friend who lacks the capacity to make their own decisions
enduring guardians who have been appointed by someone who is planning ahead for some possible future incapacity.
We do advocacy and policy work, which includes:
research and analysis of issues for people under guardianship
systemic advocacy on behalf of our clients
development of links with other agencies and advocacy groups
provision of support and advice to
private and enduring guardians.