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Please watch our important Safeguarding Adults filmsafeguarding adults newcastle

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Some of our local Deaf members and colleagues are on the film! Thanks to everyone involved. Please spread the above film link to everyone to raise awareness.

This film has been produced by the North East Association of Directors of Adult Social Services to explain safeguarding adults. It explains the different types of abuse and what happens after someone tells us that abuse has or may have happened. For more information about safeguarding adults in the North East and how you can report abuse or neglect, please visit: 

Useful links

 Newcastle City Council Social Care Direct - Adult social care services for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, deafblind people. Click here for more information.

If anyone Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing living in Newcastle is struggling they can arrange a needs assessment by contacting Social Care Direct on 0191 2788377 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Once the assessment is complete, equipment can be offered free of charge and is not means tested.  Once equipment has been provided subsequent equipment would need to be self-funded. There is a website to support the identification of equipment and clients should visit

Another Council Services can be found on this link

See our Safeguarding Adults BSL/Subtitled videos for different types of abuse and how to report - Click here

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