“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”
Bryant H. McGill
Older women, often described as “invisible victims” of domestic violence, are one of the largest groups of people experiencing violence not accessing domestic abuse services.
Those aged 60 and above are significantly more likely to have a disability and/or co-morbidities, are more likely to be providing unpaid care and are more likely to be living with the perpetrator after getting support.
Exposure to abuse-related trauma is a feature of many older women’s experience of “growing old” with domestic violence.
The aim of the study is to better understand the experiences of older women, who are living with the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV), with a view to improving support services.
The study has two phases…
Aims to listen to the stories from older women themselves.
Using stories from Phase I, we will explore how different service providers respond to the unique needs of older women who are living with the impact of abuse, with a view to improving support.