Conference tackles risk of financial
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.