Studies have shown that Wigan has a higher than average number of victims experiencing financial abuse.

When people think about financial abuse of the vulnerable, thoughts go to misselling or fraud by unscrupulous individuals. However, the reality is that financial abuse often happens at the hands of trusted friends, family member and carers.  

Financial abuse can take many forms. In its most obvious form it is the theft of monies but it can also be expenditure of monies not in the best interest of the disabled, or the mixing of monies with the monies of family/friends/carers or the making of unauthorised gifts to name a few.  

If you are concerned that someone you know may be being financially abused please get in touch.  Steps can be taken to stop the abuse and try to recover monies and/or assets which have been taken.