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No age limit: older people and domestic abuse

Age UK publishes report

Age UK has published a report calling on the Government "to make sure the voices of older people are heard, their rights are protected, and their needs included in future legislation addressing domestic abuse".

Age UK says that whilst people of any age can be affected by domestic abuse, older people can be particularly vulnerable to certain forms of domestic abuse, including abuse by a carer and financial abuse.  Older people can face significant barriers in leaving abusive situations. These barriers can be severe for survivors who have been subject to years of abuse, are experiencing long term health conditions or disabilities, or those who rely on their abuser for their care or money.

The charity seeks the following changes:

For the report, click here.