At Yellow Door we are raising awareness about how older people can be affected by domestic abuse, specifically the over 60s age group. This is an important issue because national studies show that people over 60 who experience domestic abuse are far more likely to suffer for longer and in silence than younger people. Those studies show, and our experience at Yellow Door supports, that many older people do not speak out about abuse. They often see services like Yellow Door as ‘not for them’ – this is not the case. So we want to encourage people of all ages to seek help and other professionals, community members, friends or family to encourage women they know, to seek help.
We can support clients whose current partners, ex-partners or family members are committing the domestic abuse. This service covers Southampton. All activities delivered adhere to the COVID-19 Government Guidelines.
We have also produced a short video which explains the type of support we can offer to potential clients. It can be found on our YouTube channel here.