OPALS Partnership Update Oct – Nov 2020

Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service (OPALS) is a health and justice partnership between Metro South Health and Caxton Legal Centre Inc., bringing together lawyers, social workers and health professionals to achieve proactive early intervention for older patients who are at risk of or experiencing elder abuse.

This program was developed with the knowledge that in Australia, nearly 30% of people initially seek advice in situations of elder abuse from trusted health or welfare professionals.

OPALS work in October-November 2020 is documented below.