Our community

We have engaged with

1,700

people aged 60 years and over

The research team from Dewis Choice have engaged with over 1,700 people in community settings to discuss a wide range of topics relating to age, gender and social justice.

We've ran 35 focus groups and engaged with 215 older people

These focus groups have explored aspects of healthy relationships, positive ageing & domestic abuse in later life. These collaborative events included the following special interest groups: The Women’s Institute,   Stroke support, representatives from the Macular Society, Cancer Support Groups,  Caerphilly’s 50+ Forum, the British Red Cross and the University of the Third Age

We have run 35 focus groups and engaged directly with older people

Focus groups have explored aspects of healthy relationships, positive ageing & domestic abuse in later life. These collaborative events have included the following special interest groups: The Women’s Institute, Stroke Support, representatives from the Macular Society, Cancer Support Groups, Caerphilly’s 50+ Forum, the British Red Cross and the University of the Third Age.

LGBTQ+

We have co-produced participatory action research with 20 practitioners and 11 older LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic abuse. This research highlights the ‘lived experiences’ of the older LGBTQ+ community. it also identifies gaps in policy and service provision. Two short films were made, one of which focuses on the isolation help-seekers experience, the second is from the perspective of help-providers

LGBTQ+

We have co-produced participatory action research with practitioners and older LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic abuse, highlighting the ‘lived experiences’ of the older LGBTQ+ community. The Research also identified gaps in policy and service provision. Two short films were produced, one focusing on isolation which help-seekers experience, the second from the perspective of help-providers.

bYSTANDER INITIATIVE

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WELSH WOMEN'S AID

Our Bystander Initiative, in partnership with Welsh Women’s Aid, ran from 2015-2017. Working with a diverse group of students, these events focused on developing and evaluating pro-social modelling behaviours for students about responding safely to domestic abuse and sexual violence whilst at university

bYSTANDER INITIATIVE

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WELSH WOMEN'S AID

Our Bystander Initiative, in partnership with Welsh Women’s Aid (see Research Evaluation 2018) Working with a diverse group of students, these events focused on developing and evaluating pro-social modelling behaviours for students regards responding safely to domestic abuse and sexual violence whilst at university.

WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS

To date , the Centre has set up 23 work experience placements and nine Aber Graduate Placements. These school pupils and students have been involved in wide range of training and public engagement events including helping to coordinate LGBTQ focus groups, attending criminal courts to understand more about procedural justice in the context of domestic abuse and undertaking training on mental capacity, restorative justice and family group conferencing  

WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS

To date , the Centre has set up 23 work experience placements and 9 Aber Graduate Placements. school pupils and students have been involved in A wide range of training and public engagement events, including helping to coordinate LGBTQ focus groups, attending criminal courts to understand more about procedural justice in the context of domestic abuse, and undertaking training on mental capacity, restorative justice and family group conferencing.  

volunteers

We have also recruited and trained 381 volunteers between the ages of 8-92 years old. Research workshops have included learning about domestic homicide in later life, designing workshops and undertaking qualitative and quantitative research data entry and analysis.

volunteers

We have recruited and trained 381 volunteers between the ages of 8-92 years old. Research workshops have included learning about domestic homicide in later life, designing workshops, and undertaking qualitative and quantitative research data entry and analysis.