Anyone can experience harm, neglect or mistreatment – it is no reflection on their intelligence, strength or worth. You don’t have to live with it, there is help available.
Looking out for someone who is being mistreated is everyone’s business. Order a free copy of our guide Staying in control to know what signs to look for and what to do if you suspect neglect or abuse are happening.
Neglect and harm can take many forms. Some examples include:
Someone who looks after your money using it inappropriately
Someone ignoring you when you need help
Someone giving you the wrong dose of medicine or making you wear too many or too few clothes
Someone who leaves you hungry, in pain or cold whether they are doing it deliberately or not.