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Funding Boost for Dementia and Domestic Abuse Research

A research project examining the link between dementia and domestic abuse in older people has been awarded additional funding by Comic Relief and the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) through the Tampon Tax Fund. The study by the Centre for Age, Gender and Social Justice at Aberystwyth University’s Department of …

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Transforming the response for older people experiencing domestic abuse – a call for action

After a delay due to COVID-19 our victim survivors petition was discussed again by the Petitions Committee on Tuesday 9th June 2020 after a response from the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip and a reply from Dewis Choice. To view the petition being discussed follow this link, the discussion begins at 0.35.38: http://www.senedd.tv/Meeting/Archive/bf2763bf-4abc-4e5e-9ae0-1c09be6020fc?autostart=True# The Committee …

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Covid-19 action group backs new online training on domestic abuse in later life

A new online domestic abuse training course developed at Aberystwyth University has received the backing of organisations across Wales working to stop the abuse of older people. The bite-size course, created by the Dewis Choice project based in the University’s Department of Law and Criminology, offers free training to front-line practitioners across the United Kingdom …

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Free Online Training Available to Front-line Practitioners

For extra support in this critical time, the Dewis Choice team is able to offer free online training to professionals. Contact Elize Freeman at hello@dewischoice.org.uk to book a session Coronavirus presents significant challenges to the health and wellbeing of the nation. For older people experiencing abuse by intimate partners or adult family members the current …

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