Events and consultations

St George Multicultural Elder Abuse Prevention Forum

We all have a role to play in supporting older people from multicultural communities to live free from abuse, neglect and exploitation
The Ageing Well in NSW: Seniors Strategy 2021-2031 outlines a range of strategies that support older people living in NSW, including the importance of better supporting people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and the need to improve the awareness of services and supports in response to elder abuse.
To acknowledge the work of the Strategy and Seniors Week, the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission is hosting a learning and development forum for aged and home care workers and related professionals to strengthen responses to, and raise awareness of, the abuse of older people living in culturally diverse communities.
The forum will bring together a panel discussion with people from key services to:

  1. Share what services are identifying in the community in relation to abuse, and the barriers to reporting abuse within culturally diverse communities
  2. Discuss best practices across agencies to improve safeguards for older people from abuse
  3. Offer practical information on how you can provide culturally informed support

The panel will feature speakers from:

  • Legal Aid
  • NSW Police
  • NSW Health
  • Multicultural support services, including Amana Support Services and Advance Diversity Services
  • NSW Ageing and Disability Commission

We encourage those who work in the family, home and community aged care setting to attend and encourage participants to come prepared with questions for the panel members.

This event has a capacity of 80 people and will not be live streamed. 
RSVP to secure your spot by Wednesday 1 February 2023.

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08 Mar 2023

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