Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret mead - 1978
The Centre for Age, Gender and Social Justice offers evidence based online and face to face training.
Over the past five years the Centre has delivered training and guidance to over 6,000 practitioners and managers across Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
who we work with
The Centre has designed and delivered specialist training nationally for organisations including Social Care Wales, the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Welsh Women’s Aid and Adult Support and Protection networks across Scotland.
SafeLives, a leading UK domestic abuse training provider, invited researchers at the Centre to deliver training on the pilot ‘Older People’s Violence Advisor’. The specialist training was designed for Independent Domestic Violence/Abuse Advisers (IDVAs) across England and Wales, focussing on older people.
The overarching aim of our training is to use research directly informed by participants of the project and share specialist knowledge through a variety of formats in the following areas:
Rights and entitlements
Co-existence of dementia and domestic abuse
Increasing individual safety
Recovery and well-being
Older LGBTQ+ people and domestic abuse
Enhanced knowledge exchange activities
The Centre offers a range of accessible tools to practitioners, volunteers and community members including:
We deliver free online bite-size training on older peoples experiences of abuse from (ex)intimate partners and family members. The training and Practitioner Guidance are funded by the National Lottery Community fund, Comic Relief and Aberystwyth University.
This aim of this training is to increase your confidence to:
Identify domestic abuse and respond effectively to disclosures;
Use appropriate language to encourage engagement;
Recognise barriers to help seeking, including barriers for LGBTQ+ groups, and where people are living with dementia;
Understand the impact mental health has on individual’s well-being;
Develop safety plans and make appropriate referrals.
The training, delivered in four online modules, includes two free downloadable tools developed and based on research drawn from the lived experiences of over 100 victim-survivors who engaged with the Dewis Choice Initiative.
You can also request free copies of our practitioner guidance which includes our adapted Duluth Power and Control wheel and an older persons individualised safety planning tool.