Awareness days and events calendar

The Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board (DSAB) supports a number of awareness events each year, particularly World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June each year and Financial Scams Awareness Month.

For your own inspiration we have put together a calendar of awareness events for 2019, which is attached to this page. You may wish to use the calendar to promote your message, events and activities. The majority of events on the calendar have links to websites for further information. The dates highlighted in green may be of particular interest for those who want to raise awareness about financial abuse and scams.

Liberation Day 2019

The DSAB will be supporting Liberation Day on 15 May 2019 by having a stall at the event in Church Gresley, Swadlincote.

The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the services that are available to assist with crime prevention and security, and, increasingly, to provide opportunities to engage people with providers of mental and physical health initiatives. The target audience is for residents aged over 55 in South Derbyshire, and is free for members of the public to attend.

Guests will be able to browse exhibitor stalls for advice and information as well as listening to guest presentations and take part in activity sessions.

You can follow us on Twitter: @DerbyshireSAB and Facebook: @DerbyshireSAB, so look out for our posts and share them.

Date: 15 May 2019

Time: 10am to 2:30pm

Venue: Gresley Old Hall, Gresley Wood Road, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, DE11 9QW

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019

The DSAB supports World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is marked each year on 15 June.  The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of adult abuse, how to recognise the signs and how to report it.

Following our successful event in 2018 on the market place in Chesterfield, the DSAB and its partner agencies will be holding a similar public event on 18 June 2019 on the Market Place, Buxton Derbyshire, SK17 6ES from 10am to 3pm.

The P3 Charity has kindly donated their ‘bus’ for the day, which will provide a focal point for the event – so look out for it on the Market Place in Buxton.

Members of the public will be able to talk to professionals from a range of organisations and agencies about the advice and support there is available in Derbyshire for older people; we will have leaflets, resources, information and signposting for services – there will even be free chats and refreshments on offer!

We want people to know the support that is available to them, and that ‘There’s No Excuse For Elder Abuse’.

We would like as many people to know about the event, so please help us spread the word by letting clients and colleagues know – attached to this page is a poster that can be printed and displayed in appropriate places.  You can follow us on Twitter: @DerbyshireSAB and Facebook: @DerbyshireSAB, so look out for our posts and share them.

Show your support by wearing something purple.

Date: 18 June 2019

Time: 10am to 3pm

Venue: Market Place, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6ES

Action on Elder Abuse conference

Action on Elder Abuse held their annual national conference in London for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. A number of speakers attended to present and also to facilitate workshops on adult safeguarding. Bill Nicol, Head of Adult Safeguarding Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups attended as one of the keynote speakers and focused on, ‘How is the Care Act working or not working - what issues are staff facing?’

Derbyshire County Council adult care

The Derbyshire County Council adult care information team put together an information stand for Scams Awareness Month which was displayed in the main reception area at County Hall Matlock for a week during June 2018.