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AF12 Information Leaflet Financial Protection for People who use our Service

Westminster Homecare is committed to the safety and well being of its service users. This document is brief guide for safeguarding yourself from the possibility of Financial or Material Abuse, along with points of contact for support and advice.

How to Safeguard Yourself

Do keep a count of your money

Do Not give your bank details to anyone

Do Not give out your PIN number

Do Not give anyone loans or gifts

Do Not discuss your finances

v  Consultation on finances must be held in private

v  If you require support with your shopping, please contact your local Westminster Homecare office

v  Be aware of the dangers of cold calling, scam mail or mis-selling

 

 

If you have experienced any forms of abuse, you can get advice and support by calling:

Age UK on: 0800 169 2081 or

Action on Elder Abuse, UK Helpline: 080 8808 8141

 

Westminster Homecare will act to support its service users, helping you to seek protection from abuse. If you require any support and advice, or if you have any concerns regarding your finances please contact your local branch for advice and assistance immediately. The contact details for your branch are listed in the blue folder and in the Service User Guide.

You can email our Head Office at: welcome@whc.uk.com

All your calls and correspondence will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Support and Advice: There are various groups and organisations who can help you with your finances. To obtain safe help and support below are four dedicated organisations designed to safeguard you.

 

  1. Age UK offer support & guidance with financial matters and Legal Advice and can be contacted by:

Telephone: 0800 169 2081

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

 

  1. The Alzheimer’s Society offer support & guidance with financial matters and can be contacted by:

Helpline: 0300 222 11 22

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

 

  1. Action on Elder Abuse work to protect and prevent vulnerable adults from abuse. This organisation can be contacted by:

Helpline: 080 8808 8141

Website: www.elderabuse.org.uk

Email: enquiries@elderabuse.org.uk

Address: Action on Elder Abuse,
PO Box 60001,
Streatham,
SW16 9BY

 

  1. You can also contact the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who are responsible for regulating Healthcare providers to ensure a “safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care”: The Care Quality Commission can be contacted by Telephone: 03000 616161

Email: enquiries@cqc.org.uk

Address: CQC National Correspondence,

Citygate,

Gallowgate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

NE1 4PA