What is happening to you?

Someone is taking my things

Drawing of a shadowy figure taking a woman's money

What is someone taking from you?

Here are some examples:

Someone is…

  • Taking your money or making you give it to them
  • Using your money or bank card to buy themself things
  • Taking your food or personal items
  • Using your NDIS funding for their own things like travel or food

Nobody has the right to take your things.

Here is a video about financial abuse:

Who is taking your things?

This might be: A parent, brother, sister, your carer, support worker, girlfriend, boyfriend or friend. This is not good. This is abuse of power.

Where are you?

You might be: At home, at a friend’s house, at an activity, work or school.

There are lots of people ready to help you.

They are people you can trust and might be:

Your family

 

If there is someone in your family who you feel safe with, tell them that someone is taking your things.

Police

 

If someone is taking your things, you should ask someone you trust to help you tell the police.

Disability advocates

 

There are people who advocate for people with disability when they need help. If someone is taking your things, you may be able to get help from an advocate to make sure your things are safe.

Counsellors

 

If you have a counsellor, or if you can make an appointment to see one, you can tell them that someone is taking your things and they can help to keep your things safe.

Find help near where you live

1800 RESPECT

This is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. They can connect you with the right services for the help you need.

Phone their 24/7 Hotline: 1800 737 732
Visit their website:
www.1800respect.org.au (recommended in private browsing mode)


QAI Office

You can call our office and if we cannot assist we will try and find the right help for you in your local area.

Phone: 07 3844 4200 or 1300 130 582
Email: qai@qai.org.au