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LSAB News June 2017

 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15th June 2017

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is Thursday 15th June this year.

Abuse can be financial, physical, sexual, or psychological (emotional), or can be caused by neglect. It affects about 500,000 older people across the UK each year, causing enormous pain and suffering.

WEAAD was created to educate people how to prevent abuse, or how to get help if they are being, or have been abused, or are at risk of being abused. 

If you would like to hold an event or raise money for WEAAD or if you would like more information on the awareness day please contact Action on Elder Abuse

Help support victims of abuse make a donation to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today on MyDonate.

Funds raised can help support victims of abuse via Action on Elder Abuse information & advice helplines; enable them to case manage issues on behalf of victims’ or support their recovery – the choice is yours!

Let’s all work together to make this year even bigger & more successful.

If you would like to hold an event or raise money for WEAAD or if you would like more information on the awareness day please contact Action on Elder Abuse

Email Action on Elder Abuse

Telephone 020 8835 9280



New adult social care self-assessment forms are now available from Lewisham Council

Improvements have been made to the way you contact, and get support from, care services in the borough. As part of these improvements two online self-assessment forms are now available to help you understand your adult social care support options.

One form is for people who may need care, and the other is for carers who may need extra help.

Wellbeing self-assessment for people who need care

On this form, if you think you may need care or extra help, you can enter information about yourself to:

  • Help identify what support you need
  • Guide you to a list of independent support providers
  • Find out if you’re likely to be eligible for adult social care support
  • Get an idea of how much you might be charged for your care.

You can also request, on the form, a full adult social care assessment. If you request an assessment, we aim to contact you within five working days, and agree the next steps.

More information about the self-assessment form if you need care or extra help

Self-assessment for carers who need extra help

On this form, if you’re a carer (an adult who cares for another adult) you can enter information to tell us about the care you provide. The form takes about one hour to complete.

When you’ve submitted the form we will assess whether you are eligible for extra help and aim to contact you within five working days to agree the next steps.

More information about the self-assessment form for carers

Find out more information on Adult Social Care in Lewisham



New self-neglect training Resource

 “Am I YOUR Job?” is a brand new trainer resource (training session plan and video) on Self-Neglect from Safeguarding Adults in Gloucestershire.

 


Person Centred Care

Personalisation: Introduction e-learning course

This recently updated free e-learning course from Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) explores personalisation and is aimed at social care professionals and people receiving social care support. It will help you to understand what personalisation is and explore what you can do to make personalisation happen.

By the end of the course you should have a better understanding of:

  • What personalisation means and why it's important.
  • Where the ideas behind personalisation come from.
  • How people are putting the ideas behind personalisation into practice.
  • What a personalised care and support system looks like and what it can offer people.
  • How you can be a part of making personalisation happen.

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