Seniors walking

Legal service links rising house prices to high rates of elder abuse

Published: 7 November 2021
  • nsw
  • 7 November 2021
  • ABC News

Legal Aid NSW is expanding its Elder Abuse Service into Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

The Hunter region has the highest rate of elder abuse in NSW. Soaring house prices are driving more cases of elder abuse in regional areas.

Jane* is in her seventies and lives on the NSW Central Coast in a small fibro house that she desperately wants her adult son to move out of.

She recently sought help from a specialist service at Legal Aid, aimed at helping those affected by elder abuse.

* Not her real name.