It’s up to all of us to stand up for the rights of the most vul­ner­a­ble in our com­mu­nity

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to­gether to­wards a na­tional plan to com­bat el­der abuse. I wel­come the new State Govern­ment’s com­mit­ment to pro­tect­ing the el­derly from abuse, in­clud­ing the de­vel­op­ment of leg­is­la­tion to up­hold the rights of the vul­ner­a­ble aimed at harm min­imi­sa­tion and early in­ter­ven­tion.

Agen­cies, such as ours, also have a part to play. As such, Angli­careSA last week launched its own Aged Care duce “carer stress” as a risk fac­tor, im­prove un­der­stand­ing and re­sponse in cul­tur­ally di­verse and Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties, and im­prov­ing hous­ing op­tions for vic­tims.

World El­der Abuse Aware­ness Day is a re­minder that it’s up to all of us to stand up for the rights of those in our com­mu­nity who are most vul­ner­a­ble to abuse. PETER SAN­DE­MAN IS ANGLI­CARE CHIEF EX­EC­U­TIVE

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