Happily, we have some brilliant news to share – UK has had a campaign win!
Thanks to you, older people who have faced domestic abuse will finally be recognised.
At the moment, official domestic abuse statistics don’t count anyone over 74, meaning older victims and survivors risk being forgotten about and overlooked. The Office of National Statistics and the Government have listened
to your campaigning and data will now be collected on all victims and survivors of domestic abuse, whatever their age.
Campaigners like you made sure this ageism couldn’t be ignored, and it paid off.
You can read Age UK’s full response here: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/latest-press/articles/2020/12/age-uk-warns-progress-in-resuming-care-home-visiting-is-stalling/age-uk-comment-on-ons---national-crime-survey-will-now-record-data-on-domestic-abuse-for-those-aged-75/?utm_source=DA-14012021&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DA&utm_auk_reference=CON-14535019
We are so proud that we’ve achieved this change which will make a real difference for many older people. It’s a great start to our year of campaigning.