Domestic Abuse can be defined as “Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse either psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality, which leads to a violation of a person’s human and civil rights.”
Elder abuse can be defined as “A single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person or violates their human and civil rights.”
In Northern Ireland 15 women and 5 men are victims of domestic violence assaults every day, domestic abuse accounts for one third of all recorded violet crime in Northern Ireland and the PSNI attend to an average 74 domestic related incidents per day.
1 in 3 Irish women have experienced some form of domestic abuse.
Care Direct 24/7 provides a caring, professional & clinical service to the victims of domestic abuse / elder abuse and their families throughout Ireland.
Care Direct 24/7 provides Advanced Telecare packages to enable victims of domestic abuse & elder abuse to raise an alert quickly and silently to our monitoring centre.
Once the client activates their silent panic button, our specially trained operators listen into and record the conversation / situation occurring within the home, by implementing and following the clients individual care plan will seek immediate help, such as tasking the emergency services to the home, without alerting the perpetrator that help has been summonsed. All calls are recorded for evidence purposes.
At a touch of a button, immediate help & assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Care Direct 24/7 provides a professional, confidential, clinical and non-judgemental service, to all clients.