The office of the Older People's Commissioner for Wales has compiled information on the following ongoing campaigns in support of older people.
1. Get Help Stay Safe Leaflet
We now have some leaflets in more accessible versions.
Audio and BSL versions of the abuse leaflet are available here - https://www.olderpeoplewales.com/en/abusesupport/information.aspx
We also have Braille copies and audio CDs that we can send out to partners upon request.
We are also still distributing hard copies, so please do keep sharing
2. Portrayal of Older People in News Media
Please also find attached a copy of the report published by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales – Portrayal of Older People in News Media. The report examines the ways that the language, content and tone of news articles may influence attitudes towards older people.
The report shows that over two-thirds of the news stories analysed portrayed older people in a negative way, painting a picture of older people as being in ill-health, being victims, or being a burden on society.
These can also be found on our website in English and Welsh
In addition, following an event which took place on Tuesday 15 June, Transforming services for older people at risk of or experiencing abuse, we would like to re-share the weblinks to the new website to help older people who are being abused, or those at risk, find the information, advice and support they need.