Years: 2018, 2019
In the last two years Better Place Australia has supported over 250 clients who have experienced elder abuse. Clients of these services are now seeking a support group to further develop their resilience and life skills. Although resolution may have been achieved through the service, the older person is left in a situation of having no ongoing support or avenue to reflect upon their experience and to develop protective life skills to restore their sense of wellbeing. They remain at risk of further abuse. This grant will support Better Place Australia to establish and pilot two post-abuse groups over a 12-month period. The support groups also pose an opportunity to further develop life and resilience skills.