Uniting Communites Elder Abuse Unit

Uniting Communities has been supporting the South Australian community since 1901. We work alongside South Australians as they strive for a bright future and great lives, supporting them to overcome adversity and disadvantage.

Our purpose is to work alongside South Australians as they strive for a bright future and great lives, supporting them to overcome adversity and disadvantage. We do this in a way that is non-judgemental, generous and supportive; that embraces diversity; and that values and promotes fairness, justice and the benefits of strong communities.

Our focus is always the older person. We start by speaking with them and getting their permission to make an appointment. We then do a broader assessment to work out what’s going on and a develop a way forward.

We can provide you with information, support and legal advice. This includes:

  • assessments for people who may be experiencing elder abuse

  • legal advice and representation

  • education and information

  • case management

  • counselling for abuse victims

  • elder abuse support groups

  • referrals to other services.

You can be assured that your information and what you share with us will be kept private and confidential.

If you are a clinician, support worker or other professional, you can refer clients by phone, email, or via our online referral form.

Who is eligible? This service is free and available to people aged 65 years or over (50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples). We support people living in both metropolitan and regional South Australia.