Elize Freeman is Service and Training Development Lead for the Dewis Choice project. She has co-developed and delivered training nationally for the project to professionals from Social Care, Adult Protection, Health, Police and Domestic abuse, including bespoke training for SafeLives IDVA’s working with older people. Elize, based on her extensive experience supporting older victim survivors co-authored “Transforming the response to domestic violence in later life,” practitioner guidance.
Elize is an accredited SafeLives Gender Based Service Manager, Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA), Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) and experienced Wellbeing Practitioner. She is a Dementia Champion with the Alzheimer’s Society delivering Dementia Friends sessions to practitioners and community members. Elize is a member of the Abuse Steering Group for the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales and also the Mid and West Wales VAWDASV Delivery Group influencing policy and service provision both regionally and nationally.
Attaining BSc Hons in Social Science & Digital technology (The Open University in 2016), Elize is currently studying a MA Safeguarding Adults – Law, Policy and Practice with Keele University.
Transforming the response to domestic abuse in later life: Dewis Choice Practitioner Guidance
Wydall, S. Freeman, E. & Zerk, R. (2020). Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse in Later Life: Dewis Choice. Llandysul, Gomer Press.
Older People and Domestic Violence and Abuse
Wydall, S. Freeman, E. (2019) Domestic Violence in Health Contexts: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. McGarry, J. & Ali, P. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer Nature.