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Safeguarding Adults

woman comforting a man​​​​At GGHT we believe all our customers should be protected from abuse.

As a landlord you can trust it is our duty to keep you safe, but we cannot do it alone, so let us know immediately if you are concerned about a friend, relative or neighbour.

  
Accordion Description
  
​Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or psychological, financial, racial, organisational or neglect.

It may happen once, a number of times, be an act of neglect or a failure to act. 

It can also be deliberate or unintentional, and can happen in someone’s home, a place of care or in public.​
  
​Anyone who may be unable to support or take care of themselves is at risk of abuse. 

This includes anyone who is elderly or frail due to ill health, someone with a learning disability, physical or sensory impairments, has mental health needs or a long-term illness, misuses substances/alcohol or is a carer.

As a result of these vulnerabilities they will be less able to protect themselves and more exposed to abusive behaviour.
  
​Someone may tell you themselves they are being abused, say something that worries you, or you see or hear something for yourself.

You may be concerned about unexplained bruises, black eyes or bleeding. It may be other things you notice such as dirty clothes, bills not being paid, or there being no food in the house. 

It may be a change in behaviour that makes you suspect something, is the person unhappy or distressed, frightened or anxious, not sleeping or acting differently.
  
If you are worried about someone please contact us immediately​

Or call the Access Social Care team on 01925 444239, for out of hours help 01925 444400.

If you believe the situation is an emergency contact the Police by dialling 999 or 101. Alternatively contact Warrington Police Public Protection Violence Unit on 01925 652222.

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