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The Care Act 2014

Information on changes to adult social care Adult care and support services are changing because of new legislation known as The Care Act.  The act brings together all previous pieces of law relating to 'care and support services'. Care and support services include help with…

Carer's Contingency Scheme - Planning for an emergency

Greenwich Carers Centre run an initiative called the ‘Carer’s Contingency Scheme’. It’s a service that offers carers the opportunity to write a ‘plan’ that can be put into effect should anything happen to you – such as an accident or an emergency – that means…

Fire Safety in the Home

It is important to be safe in the home and know how to reduce the chance of a fire starting in the home. Most fires in the home start accidentally and can be devastating. The London Fire Brigade can help you to take measures to…

Report an adult at risk

If a person is in immediate danger call 999 and alert the police. If you suspect a person is at risk of abuse or is being abused, report it to the Contact Assessment Team. Telephone: 020 921 2304 (out of hours: 020 8854 8888) Email:…

Royal Borough of Greenwich - Crime Prevention.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is making the borough  a safer place for residents, businesses and visitors alike.   Crime prevention measures include: CCTV Police powers to stop people drinking alcohol in public places in order to stop or prevent anti-social behaviour Dispersal zones Safer Neighbourhoods policing teams. To…

Types of Abuse

There are a different types of abuse that you should be aware of. It is important to remember that abuse is not always intentional, and incidents such as neglect may occur because of a lack of knowledge or understanding. Bullying and Discrimination When someone is…

What can I do to be prepared for an emergency?

The first thing to do is to make sure that you are adequately insured, and that you keep your insurance documents safely. You can also take precautions to limit the chance of being in an emergency, or of minimising its effect on you: Fit and…

What is a Keysafe?

A keysafe is a secure metal strong box that stores the keys to your home. It is installed on a brick or concrete wall, in a secure location outside your home. You can access the keys using a combination code to open the box. This…

What should I do in an emergency?

Emergencies come in many forms, and often with little if any warning. These can range from transport or industrial accidents through to utilities failures or severe weather events. Thankfully, these events are rare, and the emergency services and local government have tried and tested plans…

Who is an adult at risk?

An adult at risk is anyone over the age of 18 years who: may need extra support or is unable to care for themselves or is unable to protect themselves from any kind of harm or injury due to their age, illness or disability. An adult…
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