World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The Council is inviting communities across the borough to join us in ending neglect, abuse and intimidation of our older generation on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

WEAAD is taking place on Friday 15th June and it aims to raise awareness of adult abuse, how to recognise the signs and how to report it.

You can help within your local community by embracing WEAAD’s purple theme and organising a fun activity with a serious message throughout the week.

There are all sorts of way people can get involved in WEEAAD, including:

  • Wearing purple to work
  • Baking purple cupcakes
  • Knitting purple items
  • Planting up purple hanging baskets
  • Community groups and care homes could also organise a coffee morning with purple theme or host a purple tea party

The key part is to ensure your event also raises awareness of adult abuse and the message that abuse should not be tolerated. There are plenty of useful documents on our website to help you learn more about the safeguarding of adults.

Stockport Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) would love to know what you’re planning. Please email to let us know and share your activity photos with us!

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Cllr Wendy Wild, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care at Stockport Council, said: “Unfortunately, as our population grows older, the amount of elder abuse is also expected to grow with it. This is an issue which deserves our attention, so we can be more aware of it and report it when we see the signs. I’d encourage communities across the borough to take a stance and do their part in eliminating violence and abuse against older people.”