Aged care is more than just a bed in a home, it’s a place where an older person is safe and cared for, a new “home”.
However, an estimated of 50 sexual assaults take place in residential aged care in Australia every week.
TASC joins the #ReadyToListen campaign to build the skills and capacity of aged care service providers to better respond to – and prevent – sexual assault in aged care. Visit opan.org.au/ready-to-listen to access this campaign resources.
TASC is funded by the Queensland Government to deliver Legal and Support Services to seniors. This free service is available to anyone aged 60 years and over and First Nations people aged 50 and over.
If you live in Toowoomba, Ipswich or its immediate surroundings or know someone in those areas who are experiencing any form of abuse, contact TASC Legal and Social Justice Services on 07 4616 9700.
To learn more about TASC or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.tascnational.org.au and click SUPPORT US!