LETTER: Stay in control

Your letters
Your letters

The abuse and neglect of older people is a growing concern for us at Independent Age, the older people’s charity.

We’re troubled because we get calls from elderly people and their families who are worried about the issue. In order to help older people and their families who think they might be at risk of abuse, we’ve brought out a new free advice leaflet. It provides practical information on different types of abuse, how to spot it, who is at risk and where to go for help if you or someone you know is being abused.

There are many different types of abuse, with the most common in the South East being neglect and omission, followed by physical abuse, according to the Health & Social Care Information Centre’s latest annual report on safeguarding adults.

The ‘Staying in control when you’re older’ leaflet is free. You can download it from www.independentage.org or call 0800 319 6789. The free Independent Age advice line 0800 319 6789 can offer advice.

Lucy Harmer

Independent Age, Avonmore Road, London

__

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.midsussextimes.co.uk

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/midsussextimes

3) Follow us on Twitter @midsussex_times

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Mid Sussex Times - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.