The Care Act 2014 guidance (p233) describes different types of abuse which can affect people, especially when they are unable to protect themselves or tell their own story.
There are ten main categories of abuse, which are:
Further details on the types and signs of abuse can be found in our 'Types of Abuse' download.
|Age UK Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin||
Age UK work with and for older people to improve the quality of later life by:
|POhWER Telford and Wrekin||
POhWER offer the following services in Telford and Wrekin:
|The Glade Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)||
The Glade SARC Telford provides an initial response for victims of sexual assault living in West Mercia. Their services are available to men, women and children.
A SARC is a 'one stop' centre where a victim can feel safe and supported and where their immediate medial needs are met.
|Telford Carers Centre||
The role of Carers Centre is to support and enable carers to improve their quality of life and to be more confident and able in their caring role.
Carers Centre has support workers who understand the problems and who are there to listen and offer specialist, individual and group support to carers that care for Adults with Physical Disability or Illness, Older People, Adults with a Learning Disability and Adults with a Mental Health problem.
|West Mercia Women's Aid||West Mercia Women's Aid runs a 24-hour helpline, 3 refuges and a well-developed and expanding outreach service which includes the provision of community support to families, group programmes and links to education and employment opportunities, as well as Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) services.|