Worried about someone
Tell us about a vulnerable adult who might need support
What to do if you're concerned about a vulnerable adult, such as a friend or elderly neighbour.
You might be concerned if a vulnerable person over 18 is finding it difficult to cope if:
- they are not looking after themselves or their home as they normally would
- they seem frail or confused
- there are signs of injury or mobility problems
- they are being exploited or abused
- they seem to have mental health problems
What to do
If you don't know the person well:
- speak to them first and ask if they are ok and if they want help
- ask if they have family or friends in the area who can help and if you can call them
But if you do need to contact us, please tell us as much information about the person you can, including:
- their name and address
- the reason you are worried about them
- their date of birth, or age if you know it
- details of their family, if you can
- any other information that could help us find out who they are
What happens next
We will speak to the person within xxxxx days, or sooner if it is more urgent to make sure they're safe.
We may call the police or ask a social worker to visit - and we'll ask the person what they want to happen too.
Contact Careline [this will link to newer, better form]