Adult Safeguarding Week 20th - 24th Nov
Tuesday, 21 November 2023
- 10:00 - 14:00
- Broad Street Post Office, St Helier
To help educate Islanders, HCS safeguarding colleagues and other Safeguarding professionals will be holding community pop-up sessions at 2 different locations
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• 25 November – Central Market from 10am to 2pm (Self-neglect)
This includes fraud, theft, taking property without permission, assuming ownership of money or items, scamming (which can be in person, by letter, phone and internet), coercion in relation to an adult’s financial affairs including the writing of or changing a Will, and misuse of benefits. Financial abuse can involve small and large amounts of money or value of property. It can be a criminal act, insidious and can be perpetrated by people well known to the adult at risk.
Self-neglect’ is the inability to maintain an accepted standard of self-care, with the potential for serious adverse consequences to the mental and/or physical health and well-being of the individual and potentially to their neighbours and the community. It includes:
- lack of self-care – neglect of personal hygiene, nutrition, hydration and/or health, thereby endangering safety and wellbeing; and/or
- lack of care of one’s environment – squalor and hoarding, and/or refusal of services that would mitigate risk of harm. It can involve social isolation and can involve substance misuse or mental health issues
Self-neglect can be a result of a conscious decision to live life in a particular way that may have an impact on a person’s health, wellbeing or living conditions, and may have a negative impact on other people's environments. Often in these circumstances people may be unwilling to acknowledge there might be a problem and/or be open to receiving support to improve their circumstances. There are various reasons why people self-neglect. Some people have insight into their behaviour, while others do not; some may be experiencing an underlying condition such as dementia.
Broad Street Post Office
The event runs from 10:00 to 14:00 on the following dates.
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