SAFE project press release – 3rd output published

The Erasmus+ SAFE partnership announces the launch of its third intellectual output, a policy paper on prevention and intervention in cases of violence against older women.

The aim of this document is to strengthen and sustain the capacity of public, government, nongovernment organizations and service providers to prevent, identify and respond in an adequate manner to violence and abuse of older women. It will be strongly connected with the VET educator/trainers who educate and train future social and health care professionals and teachers/trainers for the field of elder abuse.

It also introduces strategic principles and general guidelines for prevention, identification and response to suspected or identified cases of violence and abuse. It gives recommendations for the services, identification and response, multi-agency work, promoting public awareness and education and training.

To download the document:

Read the full press release here.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The UN General Assembly has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community.

With a growing global population of elderly people, and as longevity increases, abuse of the elderly is an increasing and serious problem that affects health and human rights and can cause death, so it is vital to raise awareness of it and thus prevent it whenever and wherever possible.

VoiVa Coop’s on-going Erasmus+ projects SAFE (Safer Life for Older Women), TISOVA (Training to Identify and Support Older Victims of Abuse) and Two Moons all aim to prevent and raise awareness of violence against older people.

For more information about these projects, see the following links:

SAFE (Safer Life for Older Women)

TISOVA (Training to Identify and Support Older Victims of Abuse)

Two Moons

SAFE project newsletter May 2018

The SAFE (A Safer Life for Older Women) project’s first newsletter has been published. The newsletter discusses the experiences and results of the Collaborative Learning Groups in the different partner countries. The participants of the Collaborative Learning Groups are social and health care professionals and teachers from public and private elderly care organisations. Through the help of professionals working with older people, the SAFE project aims to improve the knowledge and expertise on the topic of older women abuse, developing a specific and multi-professional Training Curriculum, a Policy Paper on prevention and intervention in case of violence and abuse against older women, and a Multi-Agency Set of Procedures. Read the full newsletter here.