Con­fer­ence tack­les risk of financial

The Oban Times - - News -

IN 2014 in Ar­gyll and Bute, 49 peo­ple were found to be at risk of financial harm.

This means an in­di­vid­ual feels un­der pres­sure to hand over money or pos­ses­sions; ex­ploita­tion of prop­erty or wel­fare ben­e­fits, steal­ing, fraud or be­ing put un­der pres­sure to re­write a will.

Now, Ar­gyll and Bute adult pro­tec­tion com­mit­tee is hold­ing a con­fer­ence on the topic of financial harm, in­clud­ing scams, aimed at all those who come across adults who may be vul­ner­a­ble. Th­ese may in­clude bank and build­ing so­ci­ety man­agers, solic­i­tors, car­ers and care providers, util­ity com­pa­nies, vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions and trad­ing stan­dards, as well as NHS, Po­lice Scot­land and coun­cil em­ploy­ees.

A spokes­woman for Ar­gyll and Bute coun­cil said: ‘Financial harm could hap­pen any­where; in the fam­ily home, in a hospi­tal ward, care home, day cen­tre or at work.’

The con­fer­ence will take place on Thurs­day Novem­ber 26, in the Three Vil­lages Hall, Ar­rochar, from 9.30am till 4pm. To book a place or for any queries con­tact Scott. Mac­don­ald2@ar­gyll-bute.gov. uk or tele­phone 01546 604167.

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