Social abuse is preventing a person from having contact with relatives, friends, service providers and other people or restricting the person’s activities, thereby increasing their sense of isolation.
Social abuse can include:
- Confining a person to their home or room
- Preventing a person from answering the phone or door
- Deprivation of access to transport
- Intentional embarrassment in front of others
For free, confidential information on a situation you believe may involve social abuse please contact Seniors Rights Victoria on 1300 368 821.
Our experienced people are available to offer support and assistance. We honour the trust shown to us and respect the choices our clients make.