In episode 4 of the Oasis podcast, ‘Perspectives: Uncovering Domestic Abuse’, our team member Iona talks with Sarah Wydall and Elize Freeman from Dewis Choice – the centre for age gender and social justice about domestic abuse and older people.
We get an insight into the campaigning the organisation undertakes to challenge assumptions, and the pervasive ageism that often leads to victims in later life being unseen and therefore unsupported. Domestic abuse happens across the life course. A 1/4 of older people live with abuse for more than 20 years. Abuse can often go undetected and confused with caregiver stress.
In this series of interviews, we get under the umbrella term ‘domestic abuse’. We speak to survivors, trauma experts and members of our community as we seek to reveal the broad range of increasingly diverse issues that are encompassed by this ‘one-size-fits-all’ term, dissecting and debating the issue, from all perspectives.