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Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse

‘Ignored, invisible, overlooked’ The Dewis Choice Project, a Welsh initiative, welcomed the article, “Action needed to tackle domestic abuse of over-60s, says Age UK” published in the Guardian on 2nd October 2019 full article: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/oct/02/action-needed-to-tackle-domestic-abuse-of-over-60s-says-age-uk Sarah Wydall, Dewis Choice Project Lead says, “Our Wales wide research evidences the claims by Age UK that domestic abuse …

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Comic Relief funding for dementia and domestic abuse research

The link between dementia and domestic abuse will be the focus for a new study for researchers at Aberystwyth University looking into abuse of older people. Full Article: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/news/archive/2019/08/title-225394-en.html Funded by a £70,000 Comic Relief grant, the twelve month study will examine the co-existence of domestic abuse and dementia in people aged 60 years and …

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International Academy of Law and Mental Health Conference

Joint Principal Investigator, Sarah Wydall presents at the International Academy of Law and Mental Health Conference in Rome. The congress brings together an international community of researchers, academics, practitioners and professionals across multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive look at important law and mental health issues. Sarah was one of five who sat on the …

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Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse Petition update

On Tuesday 25th June 2019, the Dewis Choice Team handed over our volunteer’s petition at the Senedd.  The petition calls on the National Assembly to urge the Welsh Government to: raise awareness among the public, third sector organisations and statutory agencies of the number of older women & men in Wales who experience domestic abuse by …

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

The Dewis Choice project has recently raised an e-petition with the National Assembly for Wales. We felt it was an excellent way of further raising the profile of the issues of people aged over 60 years of age who are abused in their own homes. Please follow the link below to sign the petition. In …

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SafeLives training

Responding to older people affected by domestic abuse The Dewis Choice team are very pleased and proud to have worked with SafeLives, helping to develop and deliver part of their new Expert level training course on, ‘Responding to older people affected by domestic abuse’. This training course helped professionals working in this area to improve their response …

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