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An adult at risk is an adult who:
• needs care and support, whether or not the council provides it
• is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect
• can’t protect themselves from abuse or neglect because of their care and support needs
Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board have produced this BSAB Easy Read guide, for adults at risk and their families, explains how to recognise signs of abuse and report it.
Abuse is when anyone violates someone else’s human and civil rights. Abuse doesn’t have to be done on purpose; the most important thing is whether the adult at risk has been harmed. Abuse can be:
Abuse can happen in many places: • at home • in sheltered housing • in supported living settings • at day centres and other day services • in care homes • in hospitals • wherever anyone depends on care from other people
Report a safeguarding concern
If you have immediate concerns about your own or someone else’s safety, call the Police on 999. If it isn’t an emergency but you need help fast, call the Police on 101.
If you suspect that an adult in Bristol with care and support needs is being abused or neglected but their health or welfare is not in immediate danger, contact Care Direct at www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/report-suspected-abuse . You will be directed to different forms depending on whether you are a member of the public or a professional.
You can also call Care Direct on 0117 922 2700, 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. There’s an answerphone service outside these hours.
If you have concerns about a care service or provider, visit the Care Quality Commission at www.cqc.org.uk .
Bristol is committed to being a ‘Safe City’, and the following link https://bristolsafeguarding.org/media/1110/safe-city-leaflet-1.png has leaflets available with more information.
Care Direct is the main way for you to contact adult care (social services).
Care Direct can:
If you are a carer, you are entitled to a Carer’s Emergency Card. This makes sure that in the event that you are taken ill or in an accident, the person you care for will still receive the necessary and appropriate support for up to 72 hours.
Contact: 0117 922 2700
The service is open Monday to Friday between 8.30am – 5.00pm. There is an answerphone for outside office hours.
Email address: email@example.com.
We have developed a self-referral process for Deaf / BSL Users.
We have produced a Deaf / BSL version of our service leaflet available on our YouTube channel.
We have produced an Easy Read version of our service leaflet
Sally Townsend, our Community Development Coordinator for schools has produced the following resource list to raise dementia awareness with children and young people.
Join our singing groups where you can meet new people in a friendly, fun and social environment. Singing can improve your brain activity, wellbeing and mood. You don't need to be a good singer to benefit! Join us for fun vocal warm-ups and sing a wide variety of familiar and new songs. More Information Here
Tuesday mornings, 10.30 to 12.15
Bristol Community Links South, Langhill Ave, Bristol, BS4 1TN
Contact: Hannah Newrick on 0117 9610 693
Contact Hannah Newrick
Tel: 07927 590 216
This group is held every Tuesday, 2pm to 3.45pm
This takes place on 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of every month (2pm to 3.45pm)
Contact Hannah Newrick
Tel:07927 590 216
This group is being held on Zoom every Monday
1.15pm to 2.15pm (except for Bank Holidays)
A virtual group is available weekly on a Wednesday morning, 11.15am-12.15pm on Zoom.
Anyone with concerns about their memory or that of another can attend. Sessions run weekly and often have a guest speaker.
Contact Claire Muscat
Tel: 07872 866 502
This Memory Café takes place on the 2nd Friday of the month, 2pm to 4pm
A virtual Memory Café takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, 3.30pm-4.30pm
This Memory Café takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Regular Support groups for close family, friends and carers of people with Dementia led by experienced facilitators. The groups are places to share concerns and experiences
Withywood Centre, Geoff Cargill Room, Queens Road, Withywood, BS13 8QA
The group is help on the last Thursday of the month 1pm to 3pm. Please contact your Navigator or Practitioner on 0117 947 3120 if you would like to attend.
This group is currently closed due to being at capacity but takes place in Horfield on the last Wednesday of each month 2pm - 3.30pm. If you'd like to be placed on the waiting list, contact your Practitioner or Navigator on 0117 904 5150.
Held at: Verona House, 53 Filwood Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3RX
The group is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2pm to 3.30pm
(contact your Navigator or Practitioner on 0117 904 5150 if you'd like to attend)