This project supports a network of organisations across the legal, local government, health, aged care and community safety sector to work together to raise awareness and increase capacity to address elder abuse in our region.
Elder Abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as a family member or friend. The abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect.
Every older person has the right to:
As part of the response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Victorian Government funded ten Elder Abuse Prevention Networks (EAPNs) across Victoria to explore how to prevent elder abuse before it occurs. We acknowledge the funding support of the Victorian Government to allow us to continue this work.
1800RESPECT: is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. It provides help and support options for people experiencing sexual, domestic and family violence, and their friends and family.
24 hour service | Phone: 1800 737 732. | www.1800respect.org.au
The Orange Door: is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children.
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
Seniors Rights Victoria: provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people.
If you, your client or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse call their free, confidential Helpline – 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Tuesday and Thursday – Friday
Phone: 1300 368 821 | https://seniorsrights.org.au/
Barwon Community Legal Service: provides a range of free services including legal advice and referral, community legal education and policy and law reform activities for people living in the Barwon Region. BCLS provides free legal help to older people experiencing family violence and elder abuse.
Last modified on November 9th, 2022 at 10:44 am
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