Accessibility and Diversity

Mr Biswas discusses the activities of the Hunter Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Elder Abuse Prevention Network (NSW). He explains how seniors from CALD backgrounds can find it much harder to access the supports and services available. Mr Biswas describes how the Network worked with seniors of CALD background to develop elder abuse awareness information sessions to “begin conversations” within communities. He highlights how the project resulted in a greater number of calls relating to CALD seniors to the NSW Elder Abuse Prevention Helpline.