Nuisance call blocking scheme for dementia sufferers

By Adele Forrest | 04/09/2017

Nuisance call blocking scheme for dementia sufferers

PEOPLE living with dementia will be able to block nuisance callers under a new Trading Standards scheme.

In partnership with South Yorkshire Police’s community safety department, the nationwide project will give families who have relatives living with dementia the chance to block nuisance callers.

Andy Foster, from the force’s community safety department, said: “This nuisance call blocker function is designed to protect vulnerable people who are living with dementia from scam and nuisance calls.

“It will hopefully also offer some reassurance to people who have relatives or friends living with dementia that they are not vulnerable to such scams or nuisance calls.

“To qualify for the scheme, the person must have a dementia-related illness and receive nuisance calls on a reasonably regular basis.

“It’s definitely a worthwhile scheme and I’d encourage people to find out more information by visiting”


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