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OPEN MEETING: Stopping the Abuse of Older People, Tuesday 7 December, 10.00-11.00am

16.11.21

We’d like to invite you to join an open meeting of the Commissioner’s Abuse Action Group in December to learn more about the group’s work to protect older people in Wales from abuse, and priorities for the group as we look ahead to 2022.

Stopping the abuse of older people has remained a key priority for the Commissioner throughout the pandemic and in April 2020 she established the Stopping Abuse Action Group in response to concerns about the impact of lockdown restrictions on older people at risk of abuse or at risk from scammers and criminals.

Throughout the pandemic, the Action Group - which includes members from over 30 organisations working with and for older people - has been working together to ensure that older people can get the information and support they need to keep them safe and protected from abuse and crime. The Commissioner is working with the group to take forward a range of action to protect older people from abuse, which is outline in the Action Group’s Strategy – available to read here.

The meeting will include information and updates from:

  • Heléna Herklots CBE, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales – planned research and wider work to tackle abuse
  • Lynda Wallis, Chair, Welsh Senate of Older People – Working with the Commissioner’s Steering Group
  • Update on Welsh Government National Plan to Prevent Abuse of Older People
  • Additional updates from members including Age Cymru, British Association of Social Workers, Erosh, RCN Cymru, South Wales Police

If you’d like to attend the meeting, which will be held online via Zoom, please register here: https://tocyn.cymru/event/318b4d02-c215-4020-ab02-2e9e9760a03a/s (The meeting link will be shared with you following registration).

We hope you can join us in December!