An adult at risk of harm is defined as a person aged 16 or over who may be unable to protect themselves from someone harming them, or from exploitation or neglect, because of a:
Physical or mental infirmity
If you are worried that you or someone you know is being harmed, is suffering from neglect or is being abused, it is important to tell someone. Everyone has a right to be safe.
Remember, the person who did this may be doing it to others too. Or it could be that the person who is being harmed or neglected may not be able to report it themselves. Even if it happened many years ago, it is still important to report it.
To discuss or report a situation where someone may be being harmed or neglected telephone the Western Isles Council Offices on:
Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia and fund vital dementia research.
Our 24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline provides information, signposting and emotional support to people with the illness, their families, friends and professionals.
Since 1989, our Helpline has supported thousands of people with dementia, their partners, family and friends. The Helpline is staffed by trained volunteers supported by staff at Alzheimer Scotland. Many of the volunteers have had personal or professional experience of caring for people with dementia. Volunteers on the Helpline can provide information right away if you have any questions or concerns, as well as send out free information to carers, family members or people with dementia. The Helpline can offer information with any of the following topics, and more:
Understanding the illness
How to get help locally
Financial and legal matters
Rights and entitlements
Coping with behaviour
Anything else to do with dementia
Helpline volunteers also have a panel of expert advisers who can help answer more complex enquiries. The 24 hour Dementia Helpline is confidential, and you don't have to give your name if you would prefer not to.
160 Dundee Street Edinburgh EH11 1DQ
Apex Scotland’s work is about reducing re-offending, promoting desistance, tackling deprivation and making communities safer. In all that we do, we make best use of our resources to bring lasting value to individuals and society.
Use Near Me/Attend Anywhere to talk to your family and friends in care homes across the Isles. To use this service, you need a computer or mobile device connected to the internet and be using Google Chrome or Safari as your web browser. Non-mobile users will also need a web camera and a headset or speakers.
Everyone needs other people, but not everyone has someone. For people who become isolated because of ill health, disability or social disadvantage, being matched with a Befriender often fills a big gap. Befriending offers supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. (Befriending Networks UK)
Bethesda has 21 en-suite rooms within the Care Home, 9 respite beds and 4 hospice beds. Further information, and a brochure can be obtained from the Manager of the Care Home. The Free Church of Scotland’s Lewis Presbytery set up the non-denominational Bethesda Nursing Home Trust.
Caraidean aims to provide support and enrichment to anyone that finds themselves isolated or lonely for whatever reason. The benefits of regular social interaction cannot be over stated and we are looking to recruit community members to help bring the laughter and joy back to people who need it.
The Care Inspectorate is a scrutiny body which supports improvement. That means we look at the quality of care in Scotland to ensure it meets high standards. Where we find that improvement is needed, we support services to make positive changes.
Our vision is that everyone experiences safe, high-quality care that meets their needs, rights and choices.
Our mission is to make life better for carers throughout the UK. We provide information and advice on caring, help carers connect with each other, campaign with carers for lasting change, and use innovation to improve services.
A unique community-run project which provides a range of services for the benefit both of the local community and our many visitors. These include a nursery, a popular and well-regarded café, a gift shop, food production and sales under the Hebridean Kitchen brand, internet access and meeting facilities, as well as a full programme of walks and talks and much more.
Community Care Services are available to frail older people, people with dementia, physical disabilities, mental health problems, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, children with disabilities or a disabling illness and people who are terminally ill.
We deliver services across the Western Isles in people's homes, through our seven residential care homes and three care units, and in our resource centres for adults with learning or physical disabilities. We also give funding to a number of local organisations to help them provide independent services, such as lunch clubs, support for carers, Dementia Services and advocacy, as well as formal care providers, including three independent care homes on the islands.
Working to strengthen and amplify people’s voices and their power to make change.
Since 1985 Corra Foundation has distributed almost £193 million and made nearly 24,000 grants to charities, helping to improve the lives of individuals and communities experiencing disadvantage all across Scotland and in countries around the world.