P652 CEEFAX 2 652 Tue 04 Mar 2p:00/11       ELDER ABUSE HELPLINE HEARS DESPAI 1/3 The pilot Elder Abuse Response Line has revealed much about who abusers are and where abuse is likely to happen. A new report on tPe helpline shows it has raised awareness about elder abuse and provided a confidential source of advice and emotional support. The pilot line run by Action on Elder Abuse has been open since October 1995 in four areas - Hampshire, Rochdale, Camden and Lewisham. The charity needs funds to launch a national confidential freephone number. CSU index 650 TV 60p Main menu 100 Read Hear 64p News 101 Weather 400 Volunteers TV/Radio News Head Main Menu
P652 CEEFAX 2 652 Tue 04 Mar 20:00/00  |$|$|l4l<@4|h<|h<  T   ELD R ABUSE HELPLHNE HEARS DESPAI 2/3 @urAng its pilot year in four areas t@e Elder Abuse Helpline received 550 calls, almost 60% about sp—cific abuse. AnotPer 4p% were seeCing information about elder abuse and 80% of callers were women. 16-k% of callers were older people see+ing help with abuse they were experiencing t@emselves w@ile 40% had witnessed an abusive situation. Relatives were most often said to be the abuser (41% of cases), followed by paid worCers, friends an— neighbours. Read Hear 6 p News 101 Weat@er 400 Volunteers TV/ adio News @ead Main Menu
P652 CEEFAX 2 652 Tue 04 Mar 2p:02/00       ELDER ABUSE HELPLINE HEARS DESPAI 2/3 During its pilot year in four areas the Elder Abuse Helpline received 550 calls, almost 60% about specific abuse. Anot@er 4p% were seeking information about elder abuse and 80% of callers were women. 16.k% of callers were older people seeking help with abuse they were experiencing themselves while 40% had witnessed an abusive situation. Relatives were most often said to be t@e abuser (41% of cases), followed by paid worSers, friends and neighbours. CSV index 650 TV 600 Main menu 100 Read Hear 64p News 101 Weather 400 Volunteers TV/Radio News Head Main Menu
P652 CEEFAX 2 652 Tue p4 Mar 2p:00/00    W   ELDER ABUSE HELPLINE HEARS DESPAI 3/3 A report on the Elder Abuse Helpline has recoUZended tPat tPe line should be extended to a national service. The Family Policy Studies Centre assessed tPe impact of the helpline in the pilot areas and the implications of going national. Action on Elder Abuse is committed to developing a national freephone service and is seeking funding to do this. Contact Action on Elder Abuse, Astral House, 1268 London Road, London SW16 4ER; tel: p181-679 2648. CSV index 650 TV 60p Main menu 1p0 Read Hear 64p News 101 Weather 400 Volunteers TV/Radio News Head Main Menu