Safe and Sound
The Angus Adult Protection Committee and the Angus Falls Service recently collaborated to produce an innovative public awareness raising event involving service users. Safe and Sound aimed to raise the Angus public's awareness and promote the safety and wellbeing of its residents who may be at risk of harm. The event was supported and directed by a local amateur dramatic association making it truly a community and multi-agency event.
Service users with learning disabilities with an interest in drama, and older people from the Angus Gold drama group enacted four scenarios where adults were at risk of harm. There was an emphasis on financial harm, reflecting the prevalence of this type of harm in Angus, with emotional harm, carers' issues and how home environments can contribute to falls also highlighted.
The scripts were designed to provide entertainment, with some humour and warmth intertwined into the scenarios, while getting over the serious message of harm in the community.
This can be viewed on the Safe and Sound Video pages:
- In Sickness and in Health (9½ minutes)
- It's a Rip Off (9¾ minutes)
- Taking the Loan (with subtitles) (12 minutes)
- Watch Your Step (9 minutes 50 seconds)
Copies of the DVD are available. All enquiries for DVDs should be sent to email@example.com or by phoning 01307 474884.