Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Seniors and Volunteering Minister Tony Simpson said the grant would fund the development of a network of volunteer peer educators and a resource tool kit that would provide general advice about elder abuse to vulnerable individuals.
The scheme is a partnership between the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre and Southern Communities Advocacy Legal Education Service and will focus on five local government areas - Joondalup, Stirling, Wanneroo, Kwinana and Rockingham.
"The Liberal National Government is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of all seniors in our community," Mr Simpson said.
"Elder abuse is a complex issue that needs to be addressed by the entire community.
"The Older People's Peer Education Scheme will increase awareness of the risks of elder abuse and provide seniors with information and strategies to prevent it happening to them."
The Minister said the funding built on existing partnerships between the State Government and community sector to address the issue of elder abuse, including:
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