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We asked each of the project advisory board members to recommend initial reference resources, which they felt would be of use to people to learn more about issues surrounding elder abuse and in particular financial abuse.

Recommendations from Mr Gary FitzGerald
- Action on Elder Abuse

Action on Elder Abuse (2004) Hidden voices: older people's experience of abuse, an analysis of calls to the Action on Elder Abuse helpline. London: Action on Elder Abuse.

Mandestam, M. (2011) SCIE Report 50: Safeguarding adults at risk of harm - a legal guide for practitioners. London: Social Care Institute for Excellence.

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Recommendations from Ms Mary Cox - Age UK

Age UK (2011) The Way We Pay: Payment systems and financial inclusion. London: Age UK.

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Recommendations from Ms Karishma Chandaria
- Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society. (2011): Short Changed: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse . London: Alzheimer's Society.

Social Care Institute for Excellence. (2011). SCIE REPORT 49: Assessment: Financial Crime against Vulnerable Adults. London: SCIE.

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Recommendations from Brunel Institute
for Ageing Studies Research Team

Davies, M., Harries, P., Cairns, D., Stanley, D., Gilhooly, M., Gilhooly, K., et al. (2011) Factors used in the detection of elder financial abuse: A judgement and decision-making study of social workers and their managers. International Social Work, 54(3), 404-420. doi:10.1177/0020872810396256.

O'Keefe, M., Hills, A., Doyle, M., McCreadie, C., Scholes, S., Constantine, R., et al. (2007). Prevalence survey report, UK study of abuse and neglect of older people. London: Comic Relief/Department of Health.

New Dynamics of Ageing Programme project information -

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Recommendations from Dr Elizabeth White
- College of Occupational Therapists

Pritchard, J. (1992). The abuse of elderly people: a handbook for professionals. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley.

Bennett, G. & Kingston, P. (1993) Elder abuse: concepts, theories and interventions. London: Chapman and Hall.

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Recommendations from Mr Mike Hurst - Metropolitan Police


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Recommendations from Ms Alison Tombs - Social care sector

Information on Appointeeships. Department of Work and Pensions - www.dwp.gov.uk

Information regarding Deputy orders. Court of Protection - http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Mentalcapacityandthelaw/Makingdecisionsforsomeoneelse/DG_176235

Information regarding Lasting Power of Attorney. Office of Public Guardian - www.justice.gov.uk/forms/opg/lasting-power-of-attorney

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Recommendations from Dr Catherine Hutchings - Health sector

NHS guidance for carers regarding vulnerable adults - www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/guide/vulnerable-people/pages/vulnerable-adults.aspx