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Older people and domestic abuse - completing the jigsaw

How can we help older people living with domestic abuse? Join the conversation – Twitter Q&A with Age UK 1-2pm on Wednesday 31 August. 

Richard Powley is Head of Safeguarding at Age UK. In this thoughtful blog post he takes a look at what can be done to improve the help and support offered to older people experiencing domestic abuse.

5 challenges older victims of domestic abuse face – and what you can do to help

Monsura Mahmud is a Domestic Abuse Prevention Adviser for the Silver Project, a specialist service for women aged 55 and over affected by domestic and sexual abuse. The project is run by Leading Lights-accredited Solace Women’s Aid and provides one-to-one support, as well as training professionals who come into contact with older victims.

It's our right to be safe at any age. How can we make it easier for older victims to get help?

Monsura Mahmud is a Domestic Abuse Prevention Adviser for the Silver Project, a specialist service for women aged 55 and over affected by domestic and sexual abuse. The project is run by Leading Lights-accredited Solace Women’s Aid and provides one-to-one support, as well as training professionals who come into contact with older victims.

Marac peer review: my experience

This year, SafeLives launched a new peer review process to help local Maracs share expertise and get independent feedback on how they’re doing.

Thien Nguyen Phan, part of the Marac coordination team at Standing Together Against Domestic Violence, shares her experience as a peer reviewer.

In October 2015, SafeLives approached the team at Standing Together to pilot the new peer review process. Needless to say, we were thrilled!

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What happens when a victim moves areas? Top tips for stress-free Marac transfers

As part of the team behind SafeLives’ Knowledge Hub, it’s my job to answer some of the tricky questions professionals working with victims of domestic abuse face. Recently, a few areas have been in touch about Marac-to-Marac transfers, and how to share information when it becomes known that a Marac victim has moved.

Victims and their children living with high-risk abuse can fall through the gaps when they move areas, so it’s crucial we all play our part in keeping them as safe as possible.

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