Submission To The NSW Legislative Council Inquiry Into Elder Abuse

February 2016

Approximately one third of PWDA’s individual advocacy clients are people with disability over 55 years of age. Over half of NSW residents with disability are aged over 55. The population is expected to age over coming decades, exposing an increased proportion of the population to the risks that come with disability and ageing. PWDA offers several recommendations for the improved treatment of aged and people with disability including a Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.

PWDA submission – Word document