Our Older But No Safer project works with older women and communities to increase awareness about domestic abuse and provide greater protection for women aged 55 and over.
Older women may have been living with domestic abuse all their adult lives, in silence and invisible, or it can start in later years.
This project equips communities to recognise that domestic abuse affects older women and respond by supporting individuals to access appropriate services.
Older women tell us that they may be older but they are no safer and they want others to know it’s never too late to get help.
Domestic abuse affecting older women is under-researched, under-reported and under-recorded. We are working to dispel the myth that domestic abuse does not affect older women.
An increased understanding and awareness about domestic abuse can provide much needed protection for older women.
This project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland
Read more here: Older But No Safer
If you are affected by domestic abuse YOU CAN call Women’s Aid ABCLN on 028 25 632136 or in an emergency always call 999.