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It is never too late to get help for people who are suffering from domestic abuse.

Abuse and isolationSomerset Domestic AbuseFraud

Abuse and isolation

It is never too late to get help for people who are suffering from domestic abuse. More than 500,000 older people in the UK experience domestic abuse, and cases amongst those aged over 65 in Somerset are rising.

Somerset Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can affect anyone. You are not alone and you are not to blame and you do not have to suffer in silence. Help is available to report domestic abuse. For more information and support please visit the Somerset Domestic Abuse website.


You can call Somerset Domestic Abuse on 0800 69 49 999

If you or someone else is in immediate danger please always call the Police on 999

If you are worried that an abuser may overhear your call you can remain silent, tap the phone and dial 55 when prompted by the operator who will send help.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired you can register with Emergency SMS service for hard of hearing and speech impaired.


Fraud is a unique type of crime. The levels of reported fraud are higher than other crimes and often complex. Fraudsters are renowned for creating new and clever ways to scam their victims. Some of the current most popular scams are:

  • online shopping fraud
  • identity theft
  • investment fraud
  • romance fraud
  • courier fraud
  • banking fraud

Reporting fraud

For details on how fraud can be reported please visit Avon and Somerset Police – Report fraud.

Find out more

Find out more about different types of fraud and how to avoid them:

Action fraud – A – Z of fraud

Age UK – Scams and fraud


Last reviewed: January 15, 2024 by Kailani

Next review due: July 15, 2024

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