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Time to speak out about elder abuse

National Safeguarding Committee abuse campaign
Written by: Justin Moran
Head of Advocacy and Communications

Earlier this week the HSE reported that almost 8,000 cases of alleged adult abuse were reported in 2016. But only six per cent of these cases were reported by the alleged victim or a family member. Today, on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we must face the reality that we're failing to speak out about elder abuse in Ireland.

Older, Wiser…and Homeless - Counselling for Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service
Written by: Andrea Koenigstorfer
Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service

The importance of mental health care for the elderly has been recognised in recent years. In the 2006 census, people aged 65+ made up 11 per cent of the population – by 2041 this will have increased to 22 per cent. 

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