World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Action on Elder Abuse has announced that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (or WEAAD for short) will be on a Thursday this year, and as always is 15th June. As we are sure you are aware, abuse can be financial, physical, sexual, or psychological (emotional), or can be caused by neglect. It affects about 500,000 older people across the UK each year, causing enormous pain and suffering. WEAAD was created to educate people how to prevent abuse, or how to get help if they are being, or have been abused, or are at risk of being abused.

Further information about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and how you can support Action on Elder Abuse can be found on their website here:

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day