World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15th June

Elder Abuse: Everyone’s business
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated each year on 15th June to highlight one of the worst manifestations of ageism and inequality in our society, elder abuse.

Elder abuse is any act that causes harm to an older person and can be carried out by someone they know and trust, such as a family member or friend or someone in a position of authority or by a stranger.

If you are worried that a family member, a friend, a neighbour or colleague may be experiencing possible abuse, exploitation or neglect contact Southern Trust Adult Protection Gateway Team for advice and support on 028 3756 4423 or phone PSNI on 101 or 999 in an emergency.