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Family Protection advice from Checkmate Investigations

19/08/2017 About 1 minute
We are writing on a topic that is very close to our hearts at Checkmate Investigations.

Figures published from organisations such as Action on Elder Abuse show that 500,000 older people are abused in the UK each year. This is a frightening and shocking statistic when it is quite apparent that too many perpetrators are not being caught or convicted.

Furthermore, it seems that there is not just one type of abuse, but 5 types of common abuse taking place:

- Physical
- Psychological
- Sexual
- Neglect
- Financial

A recent article in the Telegraph written by Sarah Knapton on 28th February 2017 shows that one in 25 people may be suffering at the hands of their carers.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/02/28/23000-allegations-elderly-abuse-carers-resulted-just-15-prosecutions/

These statistics are appalling and have prompted Checkmate Investigations to proudly announce that we have expanded our services into the specialist field of Care at Home, given that providing evidence is what we are highly skilled at.

We aim to provide a service that will assist those families who may have any concerns about the treatment and welfare of their loved ones. Whilst there are clearly many revered providers of care at home, the statistics are clear that we are living longer and that too many will fall victim to abuse.

We are passionate about helping all of clients and it seems that there is more demand for vulnerable adults such as those who have Dementia. This horrible illness causes memory problems, difficulties in making decisions, problems judging distance or communicating problems and we understand that that this makes life more difficult to determine whether foul play has taken place.

Statistics show that there are now 850,000 in the UK living with dementia and forecasts that this will rise to over a Million by 2025.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20027/news_and_media/541/facts_for_the_media

Let's work together


Our job is to put in place an effective plan which will assist vulnerable people, and to obtain evidence of abuse, neglect and theft should this be taking place.


If you have any concerns regarding the care of a loved one, or would simply like to discuss our services further, call one of the team on 0800 9704888 or email us with your enquiry to info@checkmate-inv.uk and we will be happy to help.

You can read the original article on the Checkmate website.

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