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WSAB backs World Elder Abuse Day

Posted on June 2016
Stall at the World elder awareness day at the Grand Arcade in Wigan

Stall in the Grand Arcade

WSAB, Wigan Council, Wigan and Leigh Pensioners Link, Alzheimer’s Society (Wigan) and Age UK Wigan Borough, will team up and host an information stall based at the Grand Arcade on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Wednesday 15th June.

Nationally around four to six per cent of older people have experienced some form of mistreatment at home which could be physical, psychological or financial. This kind of treatment can lead to serious injuries or cause long-term psychological effects. 

Dr Paul Kingston, the Independent Chair of WSAB says "Neglect or abuse of older people is something which is a real issue nationally and preventing it happening at all is a high priority for Wigan Safeguarding Adults Board. The Board oversees systems and approaches delivered by a broad range of agencies to both identify and prevent neglect or abuse wherever it might happen. This partnership approach is key in keeping everyone across Wigan Borough safe".

So come along to our stall and find out what help there is for those who may be suffering or advice on what to do if you think you know someone who is being abused."

The stall will include information from Action on Elder Abuse, a national charity which works to prevent the abuse of vulnerable older people and will run from 10am to 2pm on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.