The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) comprises nine state and territory members that offer free, independent and confidential support and information to older people seeking or already using Australian Government-funded aged care services across the nation, along with their families and carers.

In June this year OPAN launched new educational materials as part of the #ReadytoListen campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness and stamping out the sexual abuse of older people.

The #ReadyToListen project aims to build the skills and capacity of residential aged care service providers to better respond to – and prevent – sexual assault in residential aged care.

The #ReadytoListen Map Guidelines is a policy framework outlining 10 ways in which residential aged care service providers can improve their responses to – and prevent – sexual assault. 

Read more: Preventing sexual assault in aged care.