Author: Age Cymru
Published on 06 December 2011 01:30 PM
Age Cymru’s Rule Out Abuse campaign is celebrating fantastic support just three weeks after it was launched.
To date, 22 organisations – including our local partners, older people’s forums and other national charities, have signed the Rule Out Abuse Charter.
One third of all Assembly Members have also signed to signal their support.
Graeme Francis, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Age Cymru says:
“We’re delighted with the support that we’ve already received from other organisations and individuals for the campaign. It is very encouraging, but there’s a lot of work still to do.
“With an estimated 39,000 older people in Wales suffering abuse in their own homes – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg, this campaign must succeed.
“This is why we need more people to sign the Rule Out Abuse Charter to show the Welsh Government the strength of feeling that exists for our call for a new law to be introduced to force public authorities to investigate elder abuse allegations.”