Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people.
Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as family or friends.
Our experienced advocates and legal advisors provide a welcoming and respectful environment where older people can talk confidentially about their experiences and choose their preferred course of action.
Our services include a Helpline, specialist legal services, short-term support and advocacy for individuals and community education.
Seniors Rights Victoria also provides leadership on policy and law reform and works with organisations and groups to raise awareness of elder abuse.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - 15 June 2013 - see what's on around Victoria & learn what you can do to raise awareness of elder abuse in your community
New safety planning Help Sheet for older people & Tip Sheet for workers assisting older people with their safety plans now available
National Elder Abuse Conference - Adelaide June 17 & 18 2013. Registration papers now available.
E-newsletter - View latest edition: Rebuilding Confidence No 9, March 2013
Assets For Care lawyer's guide now available in easy to navigate WEBSITE FORMAT
More News: *Help Sheet for family and friends concerned about someone who may be experiencing elder abuse *Cross Cultural Perspectives in Elder Abuse Forum - papers now available * Safety Planning Guides for Older People and Service Providers * Learn more about Seniors Rights Victoria on video * New elder abuse research from Monash University / State Trustees Ltd and from University of Western Australia. *Preventing the sexual assault of older women - call for interview and survey participants