The Palaszczuk Government will continue support to UnitingCare to deliver services through the vital Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
, including the Elder Abuse Helpline, by providing more than $750,000 in 2019-2020.
(20.) Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
. Social abuse, http://www.eapu.com.au/elder-abuse/social-abuse.
Elder Abuse Prevention Unit, Submission No 97 to Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Inquiry into Older People and the Law, 13 December 2006
Jackson, Les, 'The Cost of Elder Abuse in Queensland: Who Pays and How Much' (Report, Elder Abuse Prevention Unit, June 2009)
(10) Leonie Sanders, 'Financial Abuse of Older People: A Queensland Perspective' (Report, Elder Abuse Prevention Unit, September 2005) 2; Les Jackson, 'The Cost of Elder Abuse in Queensland: Who Pays and How Much' (Report, Elder Abuse Prevention Unit, June 2009) 9.
Mrs ORourke said there had been more than 1600 abuse notifications made to the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
Helpline in 2016/17, which is an increase of seven per cent on the previous financial year.
These were the Queensland Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
and Queensland Seniors Advocacy and Legal Service and the South Australian Aged Rights Advocacy Service which generally responded to this issue.
For example the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
will receive $100,000 to help improve their technical systems which will enhance their ability to capture and report data, she said.
The Elder Abuse Prevention Unit (EAPU) in Queensland is funded by the Department of Families and auspiced by Lifeline Brisbane.
The Elder Abuse Prevention Unit promotes the strategic plan as a way of coordinating services and disciplines in their response to elder abuse.
funding $103,000 to the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
to deliver an Ageing Diversely project to prevent elder abuse amongst older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
We are also injecting $900,000 per year over three years beginning in 2017-18 to expand the Seniors Legal and Support Services and the Elder Abuse Prevention Units