We are #ReadyToListen
The #ReadyToListen project was launched in 2021 to help prevent sexual assault in residential aged care. Every World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Celebrate Ageing will renew the calls for service providers and community leaders to declare they are #ReadyToListen when older people disclose sexual assault.
How to participate - info for service providers
Those who provide services to older people are powerfully placed to help prevent sexual assault, by being #ReadyToListen. Service providers are invited to complete the #ReadyToListen online learning module (click link here) and then share a selfie displaying the message that they are #ReadyToListen (click template here).
For community leaders
By sharing the message that you and your community or group or work team are #ReadyToListen, you are helping to prevent sexual assault of older people. Download the information pack by clicking the link here
Thankyou to everyone who shared their #ReadyToListen message. If you would like to share your support, please email a photograph or film using details below - so we can share your photo or film here to inspire others.
The Older Women's Network NSW produced a film with messages from male community leaders about the importance of being #ReadyToListen to older women.
Thanks to David Wenham, Barry du Bois, Paul Capsis, Greg Mullins, Terrence Priester, Jonathon Biggins, Clarence Slockee, James Valentine, Alistair Trung and Robyn Williams for their leadership.
If you would like more information on the #ReadyToListen project please contact Dr Catherine Barrett on 0429 582 237 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The #ReadyToListen project has been funded by the Department of Health and is being delivered by the Older Person's Advocacy Network, in partnership with Celebrate Ageing and the Older Women's Network, New South Wales. The Project Coordinator, Dr Catherine Barrett, is the Director of Celebrate Ageing and long term advocate for prevention of the sexual assault of older women.