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Adults and older people

Support residents and carers to live well with Dementia

Find out about the new scheme to protect people with dementia.

£450,000 has been awarded to our Prevention team to work in collaboration with Angus and South Ayrshire Council, to develop a preventative approach to protect people with dementia from financial exploitation. The aim of this project is to offer people with dementia an individualised, person-centred package to safeguard them from financial exploitation, on the doorstep, by telephone, by mail or online.

Within East Renfrewshire, we offer residents living with dementia a prevention assessment which identify areas where prevention work would empower the resident to lead a more confident and independent life, and a free of charge call blocker. The Prevention team completes the assessment, working closely with residents and their families to focus on areas of doorstep crime, nuisance calls, scam and junk mail, telecare equipment and social isolation, all of which have links to residents being scammed.

Using both technology (e.g. telecare equipment and call blockers) and close partnership working (e.g. referral to voluntary action for participation at social groups, or for an further assessment for homecare/personal care assistance), we endeavour to reduce the likelihood of our residents living with dementia being scammed.

For more information, contact:

Prevention team

Email: preventionteam@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk 

Phone: 0141 577 3782