Supporting Vulnerable Adults

Synod provides a range of supportive services to strengthen the ability of vulnerable adults to live safe, full and healthy lives in their communities. These services include:

In broad terms, a vulnerable adult is someone aged 18 or over, who receives or may need community services because of a disability, age or illness, and who may be unable to take care of themselves or protect themselves against harm or exploitation. Vulnerable adults are at greater than normal risk of abuse. Older people, especially those who are frail, confused, unable to stand up for themselves or keep track of their affairs, may be vulnerable to harm.