Elder Abuse & Neglect Prevention Service
The purpose of the group is to help older people and their carers where there is a risk from abuse. Specific social work skills such as family group counselling, casework, advocacy with government departments are implemented while dealing with the elder abuse case.
From starting a support group with 8 seniors, Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust today runs an umbrella of programmes for the well-being of South Asian seniors in Auckland. In total, we have supported more than 1500 seniors through our various programmes and services in the last 25 years, along with geographical expansion across Auckland wide.
- Elder Abuse Response
- SNEH - Emergency Home
We have specific Empowerment Projects targeted for our Seniors, with the objective of..
Social support activities include identifying the services available for vulnerable seniors..
In January 1994, with great enthusiasm, encouragement, and the full support of Methodist Mission Northern, a support group was formed, initially with 8 seniors, who attended meetings monthly. Seniors had the opportunity to socialize, share experiences and participate in various activities such as physical exercise, health awareness sessions, craft makingand cultural events, which helped build their confidence and self-esteem. Within a short time, through word of mouth, more seniors joined and the attendance increased to approximately 25.
Due to its growing success, in November 1998 the SHANTI NIWAS CHARITABLE TRUST incorporated a non-profit organization was formally established. Today the organisation regularly supports 500 seniors annually. Together with a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, the Trust has become a major service provider for the seniors of Indian and South Asian Origin. This is a great achievement.