Events – Gender Based violence workshop – Manchester Community Central Bulletin

Date: Friday 16 June Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Macc, Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

If you would like to attend please email: GMOPN@macc.org.uk or telephone John Mulvenna on 0750 223 3182.

If we are oversubscribed we will arrange further workshops.

Macc and The Greater Manchester Older People’s Network are supporting work in Greater Manchester to tackle gender-based violence.

We are hosting a workshop in partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) specifically to engage with older people.

Your feedback will be used to inform the delivery of GMCA’s ten year Gender Based Violence (GBV) Strategy that was launched last year. They are particularly keen to hear from older people and organisations who work with them to make sure that work is delivered in a way that meets any specific needs for older people.

This meeting will be in person at Macc offices in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. We will be limiting the group to 8-10 participants to ensure that all participants have the opportunity to share their views and will try to ensure that diverse views are represented.

There is also the opportunity for people to share their views in a one to one session as it is recognised that people with personal experience may not wish to share their views and comments in a group setting. Please let us know if you would like to do this.

We know that historically, older people are a group who have been neglected in this area – until recently people of 75 and over were not include in national statistics on Domestic Violence. Thanks to campaigning by Age UK and others this has now changed but we want to make sure that older people’s voices continue to be heard on the issue of gender-based violence and we very much hope you would like to be involved.

For more information on Age UK’s recent campaign you can read more on their website: No age limit: older people and domestic abuse

You may also want to read a recent report from the Oldham Adult Safeguarding Board about domestic abuse and older victims: Opening Doors: Understanding the experiences and responses to older victims of Domestic Violence

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