The Safer Ageing Fermanagh Project
Delivered in Partnership with Men’s Action Network, the project was developed in 2013 to provide a joined up response to women and men over the age of 65 who have experienced Domestic and Sexual Violence and Elder Abuse.
Right to Be Safe
This is a rights based programme which examines:
- – Personal safety planning and risk assessment.
- – Referral processes and the services available for older people in the Western Health and Social Care Trust.
- – Identification of safe support networks and emergency contacts.
- – Rights and responsibilities of older people and organisations.
- – Focus on abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence.
Change and Transition in the Third Age
This is a programme which explores the changes associated with getting older.
- – Evolving relationships.
- – Mobility and health issues.
- – Vulnerability and Risk.
- – Retirement.
- – Changing priorities.
- – Gender roles and stereotypes.
One to One Support
This is tailored practical and emotional support for those who have experienced Domestic and Sexual Violence or Elder Abuse.
If you are a man aged over 65, you will be supported by Men’s Action Network.
If you are female and aged over 65, you will receive support from Fermanagh Women’s Aid.
Buddies offer a supportive and friendly face who can source local groups and activities including flower arranging, old time dancing, bowling etc. This helps to reduce isolation and maximise resilience.