Caring for the Community - Raising Awareness of Elder Abuse

Caring for the Community - Raising Awareness of Elder Abuse

15/06/2016 - Broxtowe Borough is a caring community and that's why Broxtowe Borough Council is supporting World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today.

Adult abuse can happen in many different ways and we can all play a part in preventing it from happening. Each year, the United Nations marks the day, which is now in its 11th year, on 15th June to highlight the issue of elder abuse internationally.

Figures from Action on Elder Abuse state that:

  • Around 500,000 older people are abused in the UK each year

  • Elder abuse can occur anywhere and in any setting

  • Both older men and women can be at risk of abuse, although the majority of victims are women over the age of 70 years

  • There are 5 common types of abuse: physical, psychological, financial, sexual and neglect

Broxtowe residents can show their support on the day by raising their own awareness about what we can all do to prevent elder abuse, help older people stay connected within the community and access the support services they need.

To find out more about services for older people visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/olderpeople

To report any concerns about the welfare of an older person, call Nottinghamshire County Council's Safeguarding Adults Board on 0300 500 80 80.

Alternatively, contact Action on Elder Abuse on 080 8808 8141, email enquiries@elderabuse.org.uk or visithttp://elderabuse.org.uk


Contact

Nottinghamshire County Council
tel: 0300 500 8080