LETTER: Elderly abuse - free advice

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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 called ‘Staying in control when you’re older’.

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.If you’re worried about yourself or a loved one, the ‘Staying in control when you’re older’ leaflet is free to order. 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 to those who think they are being abused or may be at risk of abuse so please do get in touch if you have any concerns.

Lucy Harmer

Director of services,

Independent Age

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