BBC research has also shown that more than 23,000 allegations of abuse have been made against carers working in people's homes across the UK in the last two years. Official figures recently revealed that up to 11,000 care home residents were not being properly fed, or left without food and drink. Older people are also often actively harmed, often by those who are meant to be caring for them or are increasingly targeted by those who are behind financial scams. For every instance of financial abuse that comes to light, 24 cases are thought to go unreported. Visit the Elder Abuse website here.
Info from the NPC's July Bulletin - borrowed with thanks.