Justice Options with Older People in Wales

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22 Oct 2015

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Event TitleJustice Options with Older People in Wales
Duration22 Oct 2015 → …
LocationCarmarthen Conference Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


The project held a very successful launch conference in Carmarthen on Thursday Oct 22nd 2015, attended by over 80 people.The morning session was a series of presentations from: Sarah Rochira, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales- ‘Standing up for older people: ensuring they are protected and have access to justice’; Professor John Williams, Head of the Department of Law & Criminology, Aberystwyth University- ‘Research findings from the ‘Access to Justice’ pilot project evaluation ‘An introduction to restorative approaches and principles’; Rebecca Zerk, Researcher, Choice Project- ‘Domestic abuse in later life: barriers to disclosure’; Sarah Wydall, Senior Research Fellow, Choice project- ‘Choice – Building Justice Options with Older People’. In the afternoon the delegates broke into 6 working groups, with each group discussing one of these three topics: Intergenerational relationships; Solutions to elder abuse in the home; Restorative approaches. Each group then fed back to the main conference the key themes, issues and possible solutions discussed. This provided the project with feedback.The afternoon was completed with a final presentation by Eleri Butler, MBE, CEO Welsh Women’s Aid- ‘Preventing domestic abuse and accessing support – the role of specialist services’.