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Prevention

This video Safeguarding Adults - Helping People To Protect Themselves From Crime which has been produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, shows what care workers and others who are in contact with a vulnerable adult can do to help them protect themselves from crime.

This video Safeguarding Adults - Looking Out For Each Other To Prevent Abuse which has been produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, can be helpful to highlight what the local community can do to protect themselves and those they care about.

Feeling lonely or isolated? Read about a great new free service from Age UK - Call in Time - Your weekly friendship call

Call in Time is a free public telephone befriending service for matching volunteers with older members of the public.

Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely and isolating, particularly if you're used to sharing your home and time with others. A friendly, weekly, 30-minute chat on the phone can make all the difference.

Call in Time is flexible to suit the different needs of everyone who takes part.

While Age UK are finding a suitable match for an older member of the public, they will carry out regular, short Good Day Calls to them, to make sure they don't feel ignored.

Share your stories, wisdom and advice. Or just listen. 

If you or someone you know would benefit from building a friendship over the phone Call in Time is a free telephone friendship service for people aged 60 or over. Sometimes a friendly chat is all it takes to brighten the day; Age UK will match you with a trained and supported volunteer who shares your stories, wisdom and advice and will call you once a week.

If you, or someone you know, could benefit from a friendly chat with the same person, once a week and at the same time, get in touch.

Get a weekly friendship call

London Fire Brigade - Home Fire Safety Risk Referral Matrix

This matrix is for the use of all parties involved in the care and protection of vulnerable people as a guide to reducing the risk of death or injury from fire through consistent and appropriate risk control measures.

Home Fire Safety Risk Referral Matrix

Metropolitan Police- Lewisham - Cash Point Safety Advice

Cash point safety

Independent Age - Advice and support for older age

Independent Age have some great advice on what can cause falls, what you can do if you do fall and where to find out further information.

Staying steady on your feet

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust offer a falls rehabilitation service which you can access via referral from your GP.

Identity Fraud

How much do you really know about identity fraud? Action Fraud has produced the infographic below which gives tips on how to keep your identity safe.

Identity Fraud_Do you really know_Infographic.jpg 

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