Abuse of elderly is focus in Solihull on world awareness day - The Solihull Observer

Abuse of elderly is focus in Solihull on world awareness day

Solihull Editorial 12th Jun, 2020   0

ABUSE of the elderly is the focus of a special day in Solihull on Monday.

The borough will be marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Solihull Council leader Ian Courts says: “On Monday we will mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

“Each year Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) works with Age UK Solihull to raise awareness of adult abuse.

“It is estimated that around 1 million older people suffer abuse each year in the UK.

“With the current lockdown due to Covid-19, the issue is probably worse, and many vulnerable people, who would normally have a support network around them, are not being protected from abuse such as scams.

“You can report adult abuse via the Council website here or you can ring 0121 704 8007. If it’s an emergency, ring the police on 999. You can show your support by wearing purple on Monday, the colour of dignity!”

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