Some adults may be vulnerable and need protecting from the actions or inactions of others. There has been growing evidence and concern about the nature and extent of abuse of older and vulnerable people. Risk of abuse also increases with age, isolation, lack of social networks, cognitive loss, mental health needs, and/or physical frailty. Safeguards against poor practice harm and abuse therefore need to be an integral part of housing related support whilst continuing to support individuals to maintain control over their own lives and make informed choices.
Our new good practice guide has been produced with the kind support of Chris Grose, Head of Housing Advisory Services at Capsticks; and Sarah Davis, Senior Policy and Practice Officer, Chartered Institute of Housing, on behalf of the Housing and Safeguarding Adults Alliance.
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Disclaimer: this advice in this good practice guide is for guidance only and is not from a technical expert, specialist professional or lawyer. Erosh cannot be held responsible for the consequences of any action taken based on the information provided. You may therefore wish to check with your own technical expert, specialist professional or legal adviser before taking action.