Uniting Against Elder Abuse

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From 2009 to 2011 Comic Relief provided funding over two years for Age NI and the Alzheimers Society to deliver the Uniting Against Elder Abuse (UAEA) project.

The project aimed to ‘provide independent advocacy for frail older people and people with dementia’ and ‘raise awareness of the problem of elder abuse’ .  According to the original Comic Relief ‘Project Start Form’ a number of outcomes were to be achieved between 2009 and 2011, primarily around:

  • increasing / enhancing provision of personal advocacy services for frail older people and people with dementia through increased resources and experiential learning;
  • increasing awareness of elder abuse and personal advocacy among health and social care staff in Northern Ireland; and
  • undertaking a range of activities that seek to enable the work of the project to continue beyond the lifetime of the current Comic Relief grant.

In December 2010 Boyd Associates was appointed to carry out a summative evaluation of the project’s progress to date. The reports can be downloaded below.
 

Download the UAEA report

opens link in new window opens link in new window UAEA - Report 2011 (PDF 701KB)

opens link in new window opens link in new window UAEA - Appendix I Beneficiary Interview Guide (PDF 174KB)

opens link in new window opens link in new window UAEA - Appendix II Summary of Beneficiary Interviews (PDF 439KB)

opens link in new window opens link in new window UAEA - Appendix III Training Materials (PPT 308KB)
 

Download the UAEA leaflet

opens link in new window opens link in new window Uniting Against Elder Abuse leaflet (PDF 246KB)

As funding has now ended, we are no longer able to provide support via the UAEA project. However, our Advice and Advocacy Service continues to offer independent and confidential support to older people, their families and carers.

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