Raising awareness in the Grainger Market

stall at the Grainger Market July 2019

The NSAB wants to ensure that people in Newcastle know what to do if they have a concern about an adult at risk of abuse or neglect.

On 31 July, members of the Safeguarding Adults Unit and the NSAB’s Learning and Development Committee took over one of the Grainger Market shops. There were lots of meaningful conversations with people and hundreds of leaflets were handed out. People talked about their understanding of what safeguarding adults was and information was provided about how to report a concern.

The Learning and Development Committee also held their July meeting in the Grainger Market.

This was part of a wider campaign in the Grainger Market to promote Newcastle’s commitment to being a dementia friendly city. This means people living with dementia and their carers and families live well and are fully included in community life. In July, the focus was on “Keeping Safe”.

Community Health and Social Care Direct (8am to 5pm) – Telephone: 0191 278 8377
Outside of these hours – Telephone: 0191 278 7878
In an emergency always dial 999