Today, the NSW Government launches the first Ageing and Disability Commissioner.
You can now raise concerns of older people or adults with disability being abused, neglected or exploited by someone they know in their home, or in their community.
What to look out for?
You may have noticed an older person or adult with disability:
- Is being told how to spend their money.
- Is unable to explain bruises, cuts or injuries on their body.
- Is unable to speak freely with you at appointments, especially when another person is present or,
- A family member, friend or someone they know from the community hitting, yelling or threatening them.
By contacting the helpline, you can:
- Get information on what services are available to help.
- Speak with a trained professional about your concerns, and your rights.
- Be supported to make a report, and be heard without judgment.
How to contact?
1800 628 221 (M-F, 9-5) or ageingdisabilitycommission.nsw.gov.au anytime.
You can remain anonymous.
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In an emergency call 000 or Lifeline 13 11 14 for crisis support.