Health Fayre – 30 January 2019

Tackling Elderly Abuse in our Community
Let’s talk about elder abuse

shine a light on it, stomp it out and change things for the better

Wednesday 30th January 2019
Civic Suite, The Old Town Hall, Catford Road, SE6 4RU
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
light lunch of hot freshly made soup and bread

The day will also include additional Speakers, information stalls, workshops, pampering sessions, that will prove to be enjoyable, fun, uplifting, and empowering.

Keynote speakers

  • Eileen Chubb, BUPA Whistle blower and founder of Compassion in Care
  • Bridgit Sam-Bailey

Workshop facilitators

  • Natalie Payne – How to protect yourself from financial abuse, a legal perspective
  • Cherry Jarrett – How to protect yourself from mental abuse
  • Vasco Stevenson – 10 steps to aging well

The aim of the day is to

  • Gain an understanding of the five common types of abuse
  • Identify signs of abuse
  • Gain more confidence to talk about Elder abuse
  • How to protect whistleblowers
  • And to learn about the possible protective factors
  • Find out how and where to get help

Who should attend:

  • Seniors, elders
  • Anyone who works in the care industry; care givers, nurses, doctors
  • LPF members
  • General public

Conference Rationale

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”.

Elder abuse can take various forms such as financial, physical, psychological and sexual. It can also be the result of intentional or unintentional neglect World Health Organization. Both men and women can be at risk of being abused, and this can potentially happen wherever they live or visit. This may include: someone’s own home, in a carer’s home, in a day centre, in a residential home, in a nursing home, in open space, or in a hospital.

Abuse of any kind is not pleasant to talk about, and if goes unchecked, will often lead to poorer quality of life for the victims and can even result in their death. The profound negative impact this has on the community means we all have an obligation to preserve the human rights of older people.

With that said we are honoured to present an event that is host to Eileen Chubb, one member of the BUPA 7 Whistle blowers, co- founder of Compassion in Care and author of the book Beyond the Façade which described her experiences. Today she will be sharing those experiences with us and explore what we can all do to protect our loved ones and ourselves from such abuse, challenging the systems and individual guilt of such offences.

‘It’s better to be outside confronting the injustice then inside conforming to the system that is failing to care and protect people in need’ E Chubb.

Programme Chaired by Bridgit Sam-Bailey
10:00am – 10:15am Registration (booking treatments & one to one sessions)
10:15am – 10:20am Welcome & housekeeping by Bridgit Sam-Bailey
10:20am – 10:35am Bridgit Sam-Bailey Chairman of LPF – “Speaking from a personal perspective”
10:35am – 11:05am Eileen Chubb founder of Compassion in Care Part 1
11:05am – 11:15am Tim Bradley – Wellbeing Map of Lewisham
11:15am – 11:25am Paulette & Sophia from Paradigm Pure Health – The Power of Self-Management
11:25am – 11:30am Presentation by Bridgit Sam-Bailey to Grenfell Tower – Olive Condolence Tree from Lewisham Residents
11:30am – 11:50am Comfort Break
12:00pm – 12:30pm Eileen Chubb from Compassion in Care – Part 2 how should what you look for in a good care home –
12:30pm – 1:00pm Natalie Payne from Mackrell Turner Garrett, Solicitors – Protect Yourself from Financial Abuse
1:00pm – 1:10pm Arlette Meli from Lewisham Healthwatch – Lewisham Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service
1:15pm – 2:15pm lunch
1:45pm – 1:50pm Prize draw by Bridgit Sam-Bailey
1:50pm – 1:55pm Olivia Sullivan from SLH Campaign – General up-date on NHS issues
1:55:pm – 2:15pm Jenny Budd from Walking for Health with GCDA – “Building Your Resilience’
2:15pm – 2:45pm Eileen Chubb from Compassion in Care – Deal with the reality of Elderly Abuse a Practical guide
2:45pm – 3:45pm Cherry Jarrett – Protecting yourself from mental abuse
2:45pm – 3:45pm Vasco Stevenson – ‘10 Steps to aging well’
3:45pm – 3:55pm Ukulele Sing-along Performance
3:55pm – 4:00pm Closing remarks & thank you – Bridgit Sam-Bailey
Program is subject to change


  1. Carer’s Lewisham
  2. LPF
  3. Macmillan Cancer Research
  4. GCDA
  5. Artful Dodgers
  6. Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign
  7. Lewisham Independent
  8. Paradigm Pure Health
  9. Neals Yard

10. Mackrell Turner Garrett Solicitors


Treatment Room 8 starting at 11am – last booking at 3:30pm
Book session at the point of registration

Information to follow