‘Women and children suffer enormously from family violence, but thousands of older people are suffering too. Elder abuse must be recognised as a real family violence issue. It is only going to increase as our population ages’, said Seniors Rights Victoria‘s Manager, Jenny Blakey.
‘Post the election, there must be greater resources dedicated to raising awareness of this insidious problem, and law and policy responses that are sensitive to the particular needs of older people. We know from our work that with the right support, older people can overcome abuse and move on with their lives’, said Ms Blakey.
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