Elder abuse

Elder abuse has been defined as:

'A single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person'.

Elder abuse can take place in:

  • someone’s own home
  • a carer’s home
  • day care
  • residential care
  • a nursing home
  • hospital

The abuser is usually well known to the person being abused and may be:

  • a partner, child or relative
  • a friend or neighbour
  • a paid or volunteer care worker
  • a health or social worker,
    or other professional
  • a carer

If you think you or a relative or someone you care for is a victim of elder abuse, please contact your local Social Work office using the contact details below.

 

Contact Information

Social Services (Cumnock)
Rothesay House
1 Greenholm Road
Cumnock
East Ayrshire
KA18 1LH
Telephone: 01290 427720
Social Services (Dalmellington)
33 Main Street
Dalmellington
East Ayrshire
KA6 7QL
Telephone: 01292 552900
Social Services (Galston)
Ross Court
Titchfield Street
Galston
East Ayrshire
KA4 8AB
Telephone: 01563 503400
Social Services (Kilmarnock)
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1HU
Telephone: 01563 554200
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