The NSW Government will establish an Ageing and Disability Commissioner from 1 July 2019, to better protect adults with disability and older people from abuse, neglect and exploitation in home and community settings.

 

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The NSW Government will establish an Ageing and Disability Commissioner from 1 July 2019, to better protect adults with disability and older people from abuse, neglect and exploitation in home and community settings.

 

If you require assistance before the establishment of the Commissioner, you can seek help from one of the following bodies:

 

For elder abuse call:

 

Elder Abuse Helpline & Resource Unit
1800 628 221 

For abuse of a person with disability call: 
National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline 
1800 880 052

 

For conduct of a disability service provider call: 
NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission 
1800 035 544

 

For conduct of an aged care service provider call: 
Aged Care Complaints Commissioner
1800 550 552

 

For a matter which requires urgent assistance call: 
NSW Police 
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For more information please visit 
www.facs.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9377 6000

 

Responsibility for the Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit will move to the Commissioner. The helpline will be strengthened by the addition of an investigative function.

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