Jul 23 2008 by Sue McCann, Wallasey News
AGE Concern Wirral is driving forward its controversial campaign to raise awareness about abuse of the elderly.
Following the launch of the PEACE campaign - Preventing Elder Abuse and Changing Experiences - a series of hard-hitting posters will be appearing across the borough.
A series of five posters will be released over the next 10 months.
The first tells the story of “Fred” who is a victim of financial abuse.
The following story boards will recount individual personal experiences of four other forms of abuse of the elderly.
Shirley Tyler, of Age Concern Wirral, said: “It is hoped that by highlighting individual cases, the public will relate to either their own experiences or those of others they know.
“In turn, by reporting these experiences, help and support can then be sought for these victims, which will put a stop to their misery.”
The Comic Relief-funded PEACE campaign sends out the message Elder Abuse Is No Laughing Matter.
Shirley added: “It is absolutely vital that this message continues to spread and reach as many of Wirral’s older people as possible.”
Shirley will be out and about over the following months delivering short informative talks to lunch clubs, church groups and other organisations across the Wirral.
Anyone wanting to find out more about the PEACE campaign can contact Shirley Tyler at Age Concern Wirral on 666 2220.