How Age Concern helped improve John's life
John lived with his daughter and teenage granddaughter in a house that he had financed several years earlier, when his daughter’s marriage had ended. John was constantly hounded for money by his daughter and granddaughter. He was frequently denied access to the living room and pushed back into his bedroom until he handed over his bank card. The repeated threats culminated in being “kicked out” of the house.
A neighbour saw John hobbling down the street and phoned Age Concern. The Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention worker supported John to find rental accommodation in another suburb where he had lived years earlier.
Unfortunately John was not able to recover any of the equity he had invested in the house, but he was put in touch with a budgeting service to help him get rid of the debts his daughter and granddaughter had accumulated under his name.
John is now starting a new chapter in his life, and seeing old mates that he had lost contact with when he lived with his daughter and granddaughter.
How to get help like John
Visit the Contact Us page for details of your nearest Age Concern.
If it is an emergency please ring 111.
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