Supported Decision-Making in the National Plan on Elder Abuse: Consensus Recommendations

  “During October 2018 a Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre research team convened a forum aimed at generating consensus recommendations relating to the incorporation of supported decision-making in the National Plan on elder abuse. This day-long forum was independently facilitated, and involved 36 key stakeholders from a range of backgrounds and perspectives. Based on discussion during […]

Investigating elder abuse in India

Capacity Australia provided grant funding to support the work of Mangal Kardile, psychologist In India. Mangal developed a community education and awareness program on elder abuse and dementia, tailored and delivered to local police who support the Kumbh-Mela festival, to prevent and address the problem of elder abuse by abandonment. India’s Hindu festival of Kumbh-Mela […]

NSW Legislative Council’s Inquiry into Elder Abuse has published it’s report – General Purpose Standing Committee No 2 Report No. 44

The General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2 Report no. 44 titled ‘Elder abuse in NSW’. This report, available on their website, was tabled with the Clerk of the Legislative Council on 24 June 2016. The report and it’s 11 recommendations are now with the Government for consideration. Recommendation 9 is relating to Financial Abuse and raising awareness, through […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016. ‘Everyone has the Right to make their own Decisions and to be Safeguarded against Abuse’.

Today is World Elder abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), every year on the 15th of June the world joins in to voice it’s opposition to the abuse inflicted on the older people. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) Article 16, all persons with disabilities have the right to live […]

Professor Carmelle Peisah presented at the Financial Services Council Trustee Board Committee Elder Abuse Working Group

  Professor Carmelle Peisah, President of Capacity Australia and an expert on elderly financial abuse presented to the group. Key issues discussed were for Capacity Australia to get Financial Services Professionals on board with training and proactive action on this issue. Capacity Australia has also developed a range of workshops and tools to assist front […]

NSW Legislative Council GENERAL PURPOSE STANDING COMMITTEE NO. 2 on Elder Abuse

Capacity Australia’s submission to NSW Legislative Council  GENERAL PURPOSE STANDING COMMITTEE NO. 2 on Elder Abuse has been completed. For more details on the submission please click Submission for Inquiry into elder abuse in NSW Jan 2016 final (2)

Elder Abuse in Culturally Diverse Settings

On the 26th May 2015, Gaye Carrick, Executive Officer, Capacity Australia, presented news of our banking tool at the Communities Council on Ethnic Issues (CCOEI) Forum, in Victoria, “A Matter of Trust:  Financial Guarantors, Family Loans and risks in a cultural setting – Indian Communities”. There were a range of presentations on a number of […]

Dr Mangal Kardile Global Award Announcement

Congratulations to Dr Mangal Kardile being recognised with a recent award as one of the “100 MOST IMPACTFUL HEALTHCARE LEADERS [GLOBAL LISTING]”. The awards were held on 14th February, 2019 by World Mental Health and Wellness Congress at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. Dr Kardile is an international partner of Capacity Australia, founder of Mental Health Aims and […]

A sincere thanks to Asquith Probus

Professor Carmelle Peisah, on behalf of Capacity Australia, would like to sincerely thank the members of Asquith Probus for their commitment to and generous support of Capacity Australia’s efforts to combat elder abuse in Australia, as part of our initiatives for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June, 2016.

Capacity Australia Presented at Member’s Forum Ethnics Communities Council of NSW Inc.

Ms Sangita Bhatia, Researcher and Education Head for Elder and Financial Abuse for Capacity Australia, was invited to present at the Member’s Forum Ethnics Communities Council of NSW Inc. This was a very effective and highly successful talk, disseminating our message about minimizing risk of financial abuse amongst the elderly within the culturally diverse communities. […]

Giving an edge to Financial Services – Workshop

Friday, August 12, 2016 – Friday, August 12, 2016 105-153 Miller Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Friday, August, 12th 2016   Venue:  The Boardroom, MLC North Sydney. Description: Protect your clients against Financial abuse. Giving an edge to financial service providers for their ageing or disabled clients This Conference will educate professionals in the […]

Giving an edge to Financial Services – Workshop. This event has now been cancelled

Thursday, November 3, 2016 – Thursday, November 3, 2016 105-153 Miller Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Thursday, November, 3rd 2016   Venue:  The Boardroom, MLC North Sydney. Description:  Protect your clients against Financial abuse Giving an edge to financial service providers for their ageing or disabled clients This Conference will educate professionals in the […]

Workshop for the Financial Services Sector presented by Capacity Australia

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – Thursday, February 18, 2016 200 Miller St, Map and Directions | Register Description: Giving an edge to financial service providers for their ageing or disabled clients This Conference will educate professionals in the Financial Services Sector on Dementia, Financial abuse and Supported Decision Making. In 2016 we are still experiencing increased […]

Useful Contacts

Advance Care PlanningContact: 02 9391 9000http://www.health.nsw.gov.au The Advance Care Directive Association INC.Contact: 0423 157 003https://www.advancecaredirectives.org.au/ Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)Contact: 1800 200 422http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/eligibility-and-assessment/acat-assessments Elder AbuseContact: 1800 628 221http://www.elderabusehelpline.com.au/ The Law Society Of New South WalesContact: 02 9926 0333http://www.lawsociety.com.au/ LawAccessContact: 1300 888 529http://www.lawassist.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au/lawassist/lawassist_index.html My Aged Care: Department of Health, Help to stay at home.Contact: 1800 200 […]

1st Annual International Capacity Conference – Speakers List

 Our keynote speaker Associate Professor Carmelle Peisah   Bio: Old Age Psychiatrist; Clinical Director Specialised Mental Health Services for Older People, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Australia;  President Capacity Australia; Conjoint Associate  Professor,  University NSW; Clinical Associate Professor Sydney University; Chair of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Taskforce/Shared Interest Group on Capacity; Co-author with Mr […]

1st Annual International Capacity Conference – Speakers

 Our keynote speaker Associate Professor Carmelle Peisah   Bio: Old Age Psychiatrist; Clinical Director Specialised Mental Health Services for Older People, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Australia;  President Capacity Australia; Conjoint Associate  Professor,  University NSW; Clinical Associate Professor Sydney University; Chair of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Taskforce/Shared Interest Group on Capacity; Co-author with Mr […]

Capacity Australia Invites you to Donate

Capacity Australia’s vision is an inclusive community that respects individual’s abilities and which empowers people to make their own decisions with necessary supports when required. As a self-funded charity, Capacity Australia gratefully accepts any monetary donation, big or small.

Capacity Australia promotes an individual’s right to make their own decisions

Capacity Australia is a not-for-profit charity that promotes autonomy of decision-making. We believe that while autonomy of decision-making is paramount, it is equally important to ensure that where a person lacks capacity to make their own decisions, the necessary safeguards are in place to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation. We are a group of dedicated […]