Do you think you are being abused or neglected? If you have an emergency, call the Police on 999. If it isn’t an emergency but you need help fast, call the Police on 101. If you think you are being abused or neglected you can report it by contacting Care Direct on 0117 922 2700 or submit a safeguarding referral through the online form.
A guide to help you recognise and report abuse is available here.
Well Aware is a local directory of health and wellbeing services, support organisations, activities and groups.
Other organisations that can offer support to adults at risk include:
- Home Adaptations and Equipment and Assistive Technology
Here you can find information on lots of accessories that you can buy, which can help you to carry on living independently at home.
- Money and Legal Matters
Information on benefits and financial support you may be entitled to.
- Support for Unpaid Carers
Unpaid carers are people who are supporting family members or someone they are living with. The Carer’s Support Centre website has lots of information.
- Transport and mobility- Information on community transport, disabled parking blue badges, concessionary bus pass.
- Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Bristol gives free, independent, impartial and confidential advice about benefits, debt and money, relationships, housing, healthcare, and many other issues.
- Health Care
If you have any non-urgent concerns for your health, you might find the information you are looking for on the NHS choices website.
- Help with meals
Find out what you can do if you find it difficult to prepare a hot main meal for yourself.
- Housing options for older people
Find information about care homes, supported housing, extra care housing and retirement houses to rent and buy.
- Occupational therapy
Occupational Therapy can help you to regain lost skills and can arrange for aids and adaptations you need in your home.
- Physical activity referral programmes for people with health conditions
The aim of these programmes is for people with specific health conditions to achieve the Department of Health’s recommended 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week.
Information and Resources
Keeping Adults Safe has produced an information leaflet and poster as part of the ongoing campaign to stop adult abuse.
Download the poster
Download the leaflet
Keeping Adults Safe has produced a useful leaflet that provides information around self-neglect and what to look out for.
Download the leaflet
See the below links that contain information about Mate Crime. Mate Crime is a type of abuse where people exploit friendships with vulnerable adults.
KBSP Mate Crime Leaflet
Friend or Fake
Getting Away With Murder
In 2018 the KBSP published a Thematic Mate Crime Review into the prevalence of Mate Crime in Bristol. You can read the full report here.
A hate crime is when someone commits a crime against you because of your disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, or any other perceived difference.
Further information about Hate Crime can be found on the Communities page.
Bristol Hate Crime & Discrimination Services (BHC&DS) is a collaboration of charities with SARI as the administrative lead and jointly deliver the local Hate Crime and Discrimination Services. An Information leaflet has been produced to explain who are the partners, the services they offer and contact details.
Download the leaflet
The resources below contain information about online safety issues.
Safe Password leaflet
Cyber Sextortion poster (for printable version click here)
Building the Bridge is the organisation that works to keep Bristol communities safe against radicalisation and extremism. This leaflet lets you know what help and information is available if you have concerns that someone may be vulnerable to radicalisation.
Keeping Bristol communities safe from radicalisation
Further information about Prevent can be found on the Communities page.
Abuse and Violence
Information about domestic abuse and sexual abuse can be found on the Communities page.
Information about modern slavery and human trafficking can be found on the Communities page.