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What We Do

Through advocacy, community awareness campaigns and a high profile media presence, Greysafe works to prevent the abuse, neglect and exploitation of older Australians.

What you can do

We want to build lasting and sustainable change so that older Australians feel safe and valued. There are so many simple ways you can help make a lasting contribution to protecting our vulnerable elderly.


Our campaigns highlight systemic problems and their impact on vulnerable older Australians. We also aim to put forward well considered policy positions to ensure meaningful change takes place at the political level.

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We’ve seen the impact of abuse on older Australians and felt helpless when trying to assist the vulnerable escape this abuse and neglect from those that are supposedly caring for them. While the system recognises the abuse, exploitation and neglect of older Australians are issues needing to be addressed, meaningful change has been too slow or ineffective.

It is up to us, families of the abused and neglected, our friends, neighbours and the broader Australian community to lead the change.

Greysafe has made it our mission to highlight these issues and importantly, put forward solutions and initiatives to help protect and empower older Australians.

Keep up to date with our campaigns and news impacting older Australians

Elder abuse spikes in WA - Advocare

Perth Now Reports of elder abuse have spiked in WA, with calls to a helpline soaring 50 per cent in the first four months of this year. There were 257 calls to Advocare’s Elder Abuse Helpline between January and April this year compared…

Park kids save injured elder

Bundaburg Chronicle PROVING the younger generation are a caring bunch, a man has shared the heart-warming tale of how a group of boys came to the aid of an elderly man. Kevin and Kay from Gin Gin were heading into town for a wedding on…

Calls for bank staff to thwart elder abuse

© AAP 2018 Banks are being urged to mark Elder Abuse Day by appointing in-branch staff dedicated to protecting older Australians from financial exploitation. Advocacy group Greysafe is concerned bank job cuts and new technologies are exposing…

Aged care focus should be funding: Labor

Australia's aged care system is 'in a fundamental state of crisis' but a royal commission into the issue may not be necessary, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says. Mr Shorten would not rule out a push for a commission but said the national…

‘I go without food’: Struggling pensioner

- The New Daily Patricia Andrew has no savings, no super and no assets. She’s survived months without spending money on groceries. She’s forgone necessities like heating and healthy food just to keep up with rent and pay for utilities. But…

Defining Elder Abuse.

  From the NSW Elder Abuse Resource Unit. 'Elder abuse can be defined as a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress…

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