The Victorian Government has announced $200,000 in startup funding to help more local service providers and community groups prevent elder abuse.
The program will roll out in five communities in Melbourne, and regional and rural Victoria with the support of Seniors Rights Victoria.
The program will also begin establishing links between different local groups so the whole community can help reduce elder abuse by learning how to refer victims so they can get the help they need.
This funding helps the Government implement recommendation 139 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. It comes on top of $1 million provided in the Victorian Budget 2016/17 to help prevent elder abuse.
For more information, see this media release.