National Safeguarding Adults Week

Posted: 16/11/2020

This week we are supporting National Safeguarding Adults Week, because we believe that every adult should feel safe in and outside of their home.

Do you know what Safeguarding means?

It means protecting a person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

We want to make sure that you feel safe and supported them in making choices and having control over how you live your life.

Neglect and abuse of adults can show in many different forms including:

· Physical

· Sexual

· Financial

· Emotional

· Neglect

· Grooming

· Organisational

· Modern Slavery

· Female Gender Mutilation

· Radicalisation

We know that it can be really difficult to talk openly about abuse.

We are committed to acting with care and making sure you feel as comfortable as possible when you tell us your story, so that we can help get you the support you need and deserve to live a happier life.

If you feel like you have been a victim of abuse or neglect, and would like to speak to a member of our team confidentially please get in touch with us on 0300 123 55 22 or email hello@forhousing.co.uk and we will get in contact with you soon.

Safeguarding organisations:

There are lots of organisations across the UK who can support you, whatever you’re going through, to help you leave harmful and unsafe situations.

Refuge has a National Domestic Abuse Helpline that can help women experiencing domestic abuse to find refuge and safety. The helpline is free and available 24/7. To get in touch call 0808 2000 247.

Men’s Advice Line provides confidential support and advice to men experiencing domestic violence and abuse. To get in touch call 0808 801 0327 or visit
mensadviceline.org.uk

Lifecentre provides support to survivors of sexual abuse and anyone supporting them. To get in touch call 0808 802 0808 (freephone), text or visit 07717 989 022 (textline) lifecentre.uk.com for online counselling.

Victim Support provides emotional and practical support for people affected by crime and traumatic events. To get in touch call 0808 168 9111 or visit victimsupport.org.uk

Action on Elder Abuse is a helpline for anyone concerned in any way about the abuse of older people. To get in touch call 0808 808 8141 or visit elderabuse.org.uk.

Respond provides a range of services for people with learning disabilities, including both victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse as well as families, carers and professionals. To get in touch call 0207 383 0700 or visit respond.org.uk

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