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Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse Petition update

A response was received from the Deputy Minister and the Chief Whip on the 3rd December 2019 and a response sent back which led to the petition being discussed again in the Senedd on the 21st January 2020. To view the petition being discussed follow this link, the discussion begins at 1:02:42 https://senedd.tv/Meeting/Archive/d7c560f8-671d-4dd4-aaec-4a06c8845e10?autostart=True# It was …

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Domestic Abuse Initiative goes UK wide

A ground breaking Welsh initiative that supports older people who suffer domestic abuse is set to be extended across the UK. The Dewis Choice project based at the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University (2015-2019) involved co-produced research funded by National Lottery Community Fund.Hosted by the Centre for Age, Gender and Social Justice, …

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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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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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