Baking up a treat to highlight week-long initiative

Dozens of coffee and cakes mornings are taking place in care homes, day centres and venues next week.

The events will help raise awareness of a new campaign highlighting the abuse and harm that can be suffered by vulnerable adults.

To make Safeguarding Adults for Everyone (SAFE) Week – June 16 to 22 – community events are being held to highlight the issue and encourage people to report any concerns they may have.

On Wednesday, June 18, aromas will be filling the air as many venues join in the campaign by getting people talking over coffee and freshly baked cakes.

And the newly-appointed Chairman of the Council, Coun Tommy Mulvenna will be doing his bit for the campaign when he joins young people, carers and staff at the Percy Hedley Chipchase unit in Forest Hall for a cuppa and cake.

Coun Mulvenna said: “I’m very pleased to be invited along to this fantastic coffee morning highlighting a very worthwhile campaign.

“We must all look out for people who are at risk of harm and can’t report it themselves because they may be physically disabled, have mental health problems, learning difficulties or are frail, elderly or ill.

“The message is clear; safeguarding vulnerable adults in our society is everyone’s business and if you do see something that worries you, speak up and report it.”