East Devon District Council

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Policy Safeguarding vulnerable adults policy

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4. How we might become involved

  • Providing homes (for example, providing housing, adaptation and allocation)
  • Providing a day-to-day support service through our sheltered housing service (mobile support officers are in daily contact with vulnerable adults
  • Home Safeguard Alarm Service is a service directly linking with vulnerable adults both in Sheltered Housing and customers in the private sector (matters may arise that can be heard via the alarm system)
  • Running services that assist or intervene in household matters (for example, benefits, environmental health, housing allocations)
  • Letting or operating public venues where vulnerable adults will visit (for example, leisure venues and museums)
  • Providing specific services or facilities (for example, benefits support)
  • Officers or councillors visiting homes under any circumstances (for example, planning enforcement, environmental health, waste collection, rent collection, housing repairs, canvassing, responding to complaints, conducting surveys or inspections)
  • Inspecting, licensing or auditing of other agencies who may come into contact with vulnerable adults (for example, environmental health, building control, safety officer, contract managers, licensing)
  • Monitoring officer roles, disciplinary or grievance roles, legal reviews