What is happening to you?
Someone is taking my things
What is someone taking from you?
Here are some examples:
- 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:
If there is someone in your family who you feel safe with, tell them that someone is taking your things.
If someone is taking your things, you should ask someone you trust to help you tell the police.
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.
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
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.
You can call our office and if we cannot assist we will try and find the right help for you in your local area.