NSW Elder Abuse Helpline

Avant Card has previously worked on a campaign to promote World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (on 15 June) and was selected again for the Elder Abuse Helpline. The most recent campaign saw 15,000 cards released on Wednesday 24 June in metropolitan Sydney throughout Avant Card’s venue network including cafes and bars as well as arts and culture venues.

“The initial response has been very positive for the second card. Much of this feedback has been via emails and calls from professionals and members of the general public. We are really happy with the results. The broad venue network and coverage Avant Card utilises has meant many more people across the state now know they can find support and advice via the Helpline. The two cards have been instrumental in effecting positive change in people’s lives. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results of the two cards and look forward to working with Avant Card in the future,” says Helpline’s Senior Consultant, Kerry Marshall.

About the NSW Elder Abuse Helpline
The NSW Elder Abuse Helpline & Resource Unit has been in operation since the end of February 2013. The Helpline was established as part of the NSW Ageing Strategy to help intervene and prevent incidences of elder abuse. We offer a free service that provides information, support and referrals relating to the abuse of older people living in the community across NSW. We place the safety of the older person first. Our service is confidential and callers remain anonymous. We encourage individuals, concerned friends, family members, neighbours and support workers to call 1800 628 221 if they experience, witness or suspect elder abuse. Anyone can make the call.