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Community Leadership Training Ballarat

The Australian Government’s recent National Elder Abuse Prevalence Study estimated that around 15% of the population aged 65 and over, living in the community (rather than residential care) have experienced elder abuse in the past 12 months.  

Most people who experience elder abuse try to manage it themselves and don't seek help or advice. Some might not even realise that what they are experiencing is abuse. 

SRV wants to help people reduce the risk of elder abuse by understanding their rights and increasing knowledge on the ways to plan ahead, to ensure their wishes are met. We’re offering a free information/training session.

When: 15th December 2022 2.30-4.30pm
Where: Ballarat East Neighbourhood House

This training will be great for people who wish to share this important information with their community or workplace. By understanding our rights and planning ahead we can reduce the risks of elder abuse occurring, as well as ensure that we can stop it sooner when it does occur.

The expert from SRV will help you increase your knowledge and skills on the following: 

  • A brief overview of ageism and how it can be a factor in elder abuse 
  • What elder abuse is 
  • Signs of abuse 
  • Reducing the risk of elder abuse 
  • Legal and non-legal options when abuse occurs 
  • What SRV is, what they do, how they help, and when to call 
  • What to expect when you call SRV 
  • Who to call for more urgent matters or concerns 
  • Tips and advice on how to share this information with your community 

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. 

The session will include a delicious afternoon tea and you will be provided with resources to share with your community after the event. 

To book your place at the session please contact Lucy Best, Project Coordinator at SRV: 03 9655 2179 

If you, or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, help is available through our confidential helpline on 1300 368 821. If it is an emergency, call 000.
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