World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2022

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2022

Wear purple and donate to Age UK Solihull for for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on Wednesday 15 June.

Age UK Solihull has teamed up with Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board Business Team once again for this year’s campaign, which encourages organisations involved in the care sector and the wider public to pledge to help stamp out abuse in older people.

It is understood that more than a million older people experience abuse or neglect in the UK every year. On WEAAD day, we aim to raise money to help continue our work with older people, and in particular to be the voice for those who are victims of abuse. We ask our supporters to wear purple – a symbol colour for dignity – or organise purple themed events and make a donation to Age UK Solihull.

Instances of abuse increased during the pandemic. Those who are particularly vulnerable may accept help from those who seek to exploit them, as they will be at risk without the safeguards offered by regular day-to-day contact with the outside world.

Examples of abuse include:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Sexual abuse
  • Scams
  • Fraud

Upload photos of you or your group/family wearing purple or doing your purple activites along with your donation, or post to Twitter using the hashtag #WEAAD2022.

What would we do without you
from the staff at Solihull retirement village
Everyone at Team Locum is happy to support World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022, the well being of older people is so important and we gladly support AgeUk in their important work!
Happy to support World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022. We all need to pay greater attention to the well-being of older people and that is what we at Age UK Solihull are focused on doing.
I am happy to support WEAAD and Age UK's continued efforts to end the abuse of older people.
It's only a small amount but please accept my donation of £3.00. No-one should suffer any form of abuse.
A great cause.
Perfect purpleness from Prince of Wales staff in 2020!
Let's stamp out elder abuse!