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Raising awareness of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Tameside

Tameside Adults Safeguarding Partnership Board is raising awareness around domestic abuse in older people to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is on Wednesday (15 June). 

WEAAD is the one day in the year which focuses attention on the need for everyone to take responsibility for preventing elder abuse. The day seeks to prevent abuse by giving targeted information. 

Last year, TASPB promoted awareness by placing new WEAAD posters in care homes, Tameside Hospital and vaccination centres with contact information on.

They also raised awareness throughout the week by shining purple lights at Dukinfield Town Hall, while there was a purple-themed virtual quiz and care homes also held purple-themed events.

You can tell TASPB what you're doing to raise awareness this year and share any images or stories by emailing ProtectAdults@tameside.gov.uk 

Councillor John Taylor, Tameside Council Executive Member for Adult Social Care, said: "Safeguarding adults, and especially the elderly, is everyone's responsibility. We all need to play our part in supporting vulnerable members of our community. 

"If you see or suspect adult abuse, please call 0161 922 4888 as soon as possible and report it to our team." 

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