A WAEA Forward: Western Australia Elder Abuse Research Project

WA Department of Communities has engaged the UWA Social Care and Social Ageing Living Lab to conduct qualitative and quantitate research into the prevalence, drivers and protective factors for elder abuse in Western Australia. The UWA Living Lab is working in collaboration with research partners from the UniSA School of Law and Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre to deliver a clear picture of current service responses across the state, and best practice recommendations for policy makers. Key focus areas for this research are older people living in regional, rural and remote Western Australia, and older people who belong to marginal populations, who are known to have unique needs and experiences, and may be at greater risk of elder abuse.