Khushi – Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services

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 (An initiative of Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust)

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION SERVICES

GOAL:  To recognize, prevent and respond to abuse and neglect of older people of South Asian Communities and ensure their wellbeing

OBJECTIVE:  To increase the awareness of growing incidence of abuse & neglect amongst older people by people in a relationship of trust with them such as family, friends or other on whom they depend.

TARGET GROUP:  Older people of South Asian Community, Aged 60+

SERVICES:

  • Cultural appropriate support services.
  • Non-sectarian.
  • Confidential individual case work.
  • Trained staffs discuss issues with the seniors and their families, after needs assessment the seniors who are at risk are provided with assistance and support.
  • Family Group Conferences are conducted to try to resolve the issues.
  • Inter-agency referrals.
  • Provide support to the carers and the families of the older people.
  • Advisory Group is formed with representatives from Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust including seniors, Social workers, Police and other professionals.  The purpose of the group is to help older people and their carers where there is a risk from abuse.
  • Create awareness through media, workshops and presentations.