A coffee morning will launch this year's safeguarding adults awareness week in Hounslow on Monday (June 15).
Mayor of Hounslow councillor Nisar Malik and deputy mayor councillor Myra Savin will attend the opening event focusing on preventing neglect and abuse of older or vulnerable adults in the community, at the iHear Partnership in Hounslow.
This will be followed by afternoon tea with Age UK at Montague Hall.
During the week, there will be workshops on topics from forced marriages and self-neglect for staff and volunteers who work with adults at risk in the borough, a chance to meet the safeguarding team and learn how to help prevent neglect and abuse.
To close the week, on Friday June 19, a series of events including a drama about types of abuse, speeches, free health checks, screening and advice from the NHS healthy lifestyle roadshow will take place at the Civic Centre for adults at risk, their carers and residents interested in finding out more to help keep vulnerable adults safe. It will run from 10am to 1pm.
Councillor Kamaljit Kaur, cabinet member for adult social care and health, said: “Protecting our most vulnerable adult citizens from any form of abuse is everyone’s responsibility.
"Abuse can happen anywhere and take many forms: physical, financial, sexual, emotional, or neglect.
“It’s really important to report any concerns you may have about a vulnerable person being abused."
To report concerns call confidential hotline on 020 8583 9104.
To book your place on any of the safeguarding week events call 020 8583 4515 or email Surbir.Motizada@hounslow.gov.uk. For more information visit hounslow.gov.uk/safeguardingweek.