Protecting Vulnerable Older People in Essex
Are you concerned about a friend or loved one in Essex? Are you worried that an elderly neighbour in your local community is being taken advantage of? There are steps you can take to ensure that a vulnerable person at risk of exploitation is kept safe.
Struggling to Cope
Leading charities such as Age UK bring attention to the fact that many older people across the country are alone and vulnerable. They may fall victim to financial scams, not understand their healthcare rights or have difficulty making their opinions understood regarding housing. But what can be done?
Access To Resources
If you’re worried about someone you care for but aren’t sure what you can do to help, we suggest watching this short video. It explains how Social Services should be your first point of call, but also how a solicitor is able to investigate matters and - if necessary - take preventative and/or restorative legal action.
Services for Those in Need
Did you know we can
act on any suspicion of exploitation of a vulnerable friend, relative or
neighbour? We serve as deputies in Court of Protection cases and advise on
eligibility for care home funding.
Our senior partner, Melinda Giles, is a Court of Protection panel deputy and has a wealth of experience acting on behalf of vulnerable people.
Some of the specific issues we can address for those at risk are:
Advocates for Older People
We are active within our local community, supporting groups such as South East Essex Advocacy for Older People. This small, independent charity advocates on behalf of older people, who make experience financial or social difficulties and need assistance to access services and resources.
Recently, Melinda visited Peaceful Place in Rochford for an informative Q&A session with the families of those with early onset dementia. We believe it’s essential to facilitate these types of conversations to promote correct information about the rights of vulnerable people.
Regardless of your relationship to the person you’re concerned for, you can voice your concerns and help to guarantee their security. We offer a specialist service and expert advice to protect people at risk, and you’re welcome to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to address your concerns.