NSW Ageing Strategy 2016 to 2020
Overview of the NSW Ageing Strategy, why we need it, and what we are doing under the Strategy
How we are responding to elder abuse
Ageing and Disability Abuse Helpline
The NSW Ageing and Disability Commission provides the Ageing and Disability Abuse Helpline 1800 628 221 (Monday – Friday 9-5). If you require an interpreter, first call 131 450 and tell the operator your preferred language.
Ageing and Disability Commission
The Ageing and Disability Commission is an independent agency of the NSW government. Its role is to better protect older people and adults with disability from abuse, neglect and exploitation from someone they know living in their home or community, and to promote their fundamental human rights. Further information can be found at: www.ageingdisabilitycommission.nsw.gov.au/home
Elder Abuse Interagency Policy
The Preventing and responding to abuse of older people Interagency Policy (2020) sets out the approach for preventing and responding to abuse of older people for NSW Government agencies. The abuse of older people is often called ‘elder abuse’.
Any incident of harm to an older person in our community is of great concern.
All serious crimes, whether committed in the home, community or in residential aged care, should be reported to the NSW Police Force for investigation and appropriate action.
NSW Government commitment
The NSW Government's commitment to identifying and preventing elder abuse is demonstrated through the NSW Ageing Strategy. Our performance is also demonstrated through the NSW Elder Abuse Inquiry Progress Report and Final Report.
Compass – a national resource guiding action on elder abuse
National Elder Abuse Helpline
1800 ELDERHelp (1800 353 374)