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Initiative launched to fight elder abuse in CALD communities

The 'Perceptions of Elder Abuse in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities' initiative will develop culturally appropriate elder abuse resources and training materials.

Published: 10 May 2024

WA Seniors and Ageing Minister Don Punch announced the program during 2024 Harmony Week, which brings together Australians from all different backgrounds to celebrate inclusiveness and diversity.

Older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have long been identified as one of the groups that know the least about elder abuse, and who experience abuse at a greater rate.

The program is a collaboration between Elders Rights WA and Umbrella Multicultural Community Care Services Inc, through funding provided by the WA government.