NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit

NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit

The NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit commenced operation in February of this year. The helpline provides practical information, advice and referrals to help prevent or stop abuse of older people through:
  • Empowering the caller to utilise existing supports such as family members, service providers and GPs.
  • Providing information about powers of attorney and guardianship.
  • Referrals to Centrelink to prevent financial abuse.
  • Advising when to call NSW Police
  • Linking caller to community care services.

To further support older people, a second stage will be undertaken to increase community awareness of elder abuse by developing and distributing resources to both the general public and frontline services.

For more information please call the NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit (free call) at 1800 628 221.