Event Summary

Ageism and the abuse of older people is a complex problem which can have devasting physical, emotional and social consequences. The new National Action Plan to Prevent the Abuse of Older People sets out new measures to protect older people in Wales from all types of abuse.

Join us for our timely conference in September to learn about next steps and funding for creating a truly age-friendly Wales. We will address the issue of ageism and what it means for victims of elder abuse. We will hear how Wales is taking a preventative approach to safeguarding older people, including from sexual violence and domestic abuse.

Improving culture and wellbeing in the health and social care workforce is vital to preventing the abuse of older people. Hear from social care partners on how multi-agency collaboration and effective information sharing can help you work towards early intervention.

You will learn how to embed a rights-based approach to care, preventing abuse and exploitation of older people. Spotlighting dementia and mental health, we will look at how to improve access to care and hear the voices of people living with dementia. Hear how community-based peer support is essential for ending self-neglect and improving mental health for older people in Wales.

How can older people stay connected, avoid digital scams and reduce social isolation? Digital safety experts will showcase how older people can navigate the digital world and stay safe online.

Network with colleagues from across the health, housing and social care system to share best practice and key learning in preventing elder abuse in Wales.

Brochure can be provided in Welsh. Cysylltwch am y llyfryn Cymraeg – email info@policyinsight.wales

Key Points

  • Creating an age friendly Wales and truly inclusive society for older people
  • Improving awareness of agism and effectively sign-posting support for elder abuse
  • Challenging stereotypes and tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence in older relationships and
  • Understanding the mental health of older people and minimising self-neglect
  • Improving community-based peer support and reducing social isolation
  • Ensuring older people have the skills and knowledge to stay safe online
  • Taking a rights-based approach to care for people with dementia
  • Improving wellbeing and culture in the social care workforce

Benefits of attending

  • Learn from, and network with, leading organisations from across Wales
  • Cross-sector learning and networking

Venue Details

In-person – This conference will take place in Cardiff Marriott. Attend this half-day event in person to network, build relationships and learn from your peers.