Anyone can experience neglect or abuse – it is no reflection on their intelligence, strength or worth. It’s important they know that there is help available. Looking out for someone who is being mistreated is everyone’s business. Order a free copy of our updated guide Staying in control when you’re older to know what signs to look for and what to do if you suspect neglect or abuse are happening. Neglect and abuse can take many forms. Some examples include:
- Using someone’s money inappropriately, or persuading them to spend it in a way they don’t want
- Ignoring someone who needs help
- Giving someone the wrong dose of medicine or hitting, slapping or pushing them
- Leaving someone hungry, in pain or cold whether it’s done deliberately or not.
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