This new refuge in Melbourne is providing much-needed support to older homeless women
Providing women aged over 50 a safe haven and access to services helping them rebuild their lives, The Gardenhouse is believed to be the first facility of its kind in Australia.
Preventing Abuse of Older People
We welcomed a number of special guests and more than 100 registrants to the launch of Safe, Valued, Respected – A Primary Prevention Framework for Elder Abuse. Due to COVID restrictions, the event on 30 June 2021 was held online.
ECLC CEO, Michael Smith, acknowledged growing recognition of the importance of understanding, preventing and responding to abuse directed to older people in the community.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Week
Cardinia Shire Council is encouraging residents to come along to a free community event in June to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
The event will take place on 15 June at the Outlook Community Centre from 10am to 11.30am.
The United Nations (UN) designated 15 June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2011 to raise awareness and knowledge of elder abuse and the various ways it can manifest which includes financial, emotional and physical.
Massive win on accessible housing – what does it mean?
In what is a major win for seniors, the nation’s building ministers have agreed to include accessible design on the National Construction Code (NCC), creating better options for older Australians.
Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse
Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse.
The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse.
How's Your Head Today
COVID-19 is having a big impact on Australians’ mental health. The ‘How’s your head today?’ campaign aims to encourage all Australians to make their mental health and wellbeing a priority. Check out all the helpful resources you can access.
Compass Holiday Guide 2020
The Compass Holiday Guide 2020 is designed for older people, their family, friends and carers. The guide contains information, tips and resources to help support you during the holiday season, whilst providing information on staying connected and reducing social isolation.
Discover the Truly Incredible Stories
Carers Victoria has launched a campaign calling on the public to pledge their support for the 726,600 people in Victoria who provide unpaid care to family members and friends with a disability, mental illness, chronic health issue, or age-related condition.
Warm Safe Home for Older Victorians
Project Extended! Due to the success of the Warm Safe Home Project (details of 7 July) post, the South West Elder Abuse Network has launched its sister project, Warm safe Home for Older Victorians.
Hand in Hand
The Multicultural Centre for Women's Health in Melbourne are offering FREE tailored and in-language support to migrant carers and the people they care for.