Posted: Mon 13th Jun 2016

Caerphilly County Borough Council Raises Awareness Of Elder Abuse /
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jun 13th, 2016

Working in Partnership, Caerphilly County Borough Council has produced 22,000 Bilingual Keeping Safe DVD’s which highlight the issue of elder abuse and give advice on how older people and their families can protect themselves. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All 22 local authorities across Wales have received 1,000 copies to distribute to potentially isolated or vulnerable residents in their communities. The 5 short films on the DVD are designed to raises awareness of the types of abuse suffered by older people, how individuals can keep themselves and others safe from abuse and what actions people can take if they have any concerns for the welfare of an older person. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To mark World elder Abuse Awareness Day on Wednesday 15 June, the films have been uploaded to the CaerphillyOver50 forum website, enabling all professionals, residents and their families the chance to view them and help them to help keep themselves, their friends, neighbours and service users safe. Raising awareness of abuse and neglect with the general public and, in particular, vulnerable adult groups is a priority issue for Caerphilly County Borough Council Social Services Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) team. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Robin Woodyatt, Cabinet Member for Social Services said “I am pleased that Caerphilly County Borough Council has worked in partnership with so many organisations to create these short films. The advice contained within them is useful for older people, their families and professionals working in the sector. This project is a great example of how listening to and working with older people can bring about meaningful engagement and benefits for all those involved”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The project is a partnership between Caerphilly County Borough Council CCBC Social Services, Caerphilly 50+ Positive Action, CaerphillyOver50, Menter Caerffili, Gwent Police, Plymouth People First and Biomorphic Energy Productions with additional financial support from Welsh Government. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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