In May and June Seniors Rights Service is travelling to Far West NSW for an engagement and research project. We will be contacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations from Broken Hill to Bourke and stopping at Wilcannia, Menindee and Brewarrina on the way. Seniors Rights Service Aged Care Advocate Tammy Cabban together with our Aboriginal Solicitor Brian Attard and Aboriginal Liaison officer Bronwyn Gwyther will join with Christene Polanski, our Broken Hill based Aged Care Advocate to meet with local Elders and community members. We will listen to key issues and learn what support or information we can provide.
Another team of advocates, also including Tammy Cabban and Christene Polanski will extend Info Bingo, our successful abuse prevention initiative and connect with the broader community and service organisations to hear about aged care and legal issues affecting seniors.
Making connections and listening to what is needed in Far West NSW is the aim of our visit and our findings will inform the development of our Far West NSW services.