New service to support elderly abuse victims- Brighton

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    “A NEW service could help hundreds of pensioners who are being abused every year.

    The latest figures show 1,700 safeguarding concerns were raised in Brighton and Hove last year and it is hoped the new service will help those who have been through traumatic experiences.

    Brighton has been chosen as the first place outside London to introduce an Elder Abuse Recovery Service (EARS) to support people who have been victims of crime.

    The service, from the charity Action on Elder Abuse (AEA), will offer support to elderly victims of crime, helping them keep their independence and reintegrate them back into their communities…’

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