It had been identified there was a need to raise awareness for Carers / those living with Dementia and Domestic Abuse. Therefore, a Project Group was formed, which consisted of such members as Cheshire East Council, Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, My Cheshire Without Abuse and the Carers Hub.
There is strong evidence that Domestic Abuse occurs within this group, especially with carers who are supporting their loved ones living with dementia
The Project Group developed a leaflet which is aimed at promoting awareness with those individuals who are Carers / Living with Dementia.
Despite the link between domestic abuse and dementia, it can often go unrecognised and there are limited studies in this area. Therefore, practitioners need to have an increasing awareness of the relationship between the two. Because of this the Project Team have worked together to develop an “Adult Safeguarding – Domestic Abuse” guidance, which is mainly for professionals, but could be of use to those in the Community who may be affected by such issues, as detailed above.
If you feel you need support, please contact: Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub 0300 123 5101
Adult Safeguarding: If you are worried about yourself or someone else, please do not ignore it. Listen carefully and make a note. Then phone Cheshire East Council on:
- 0300 123 5010
(8:30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30 am to 4:30pm Friday)
- 0300 123 5022
(at all other times including bank holidays)