Further funding for new research
Over the last few weeks the Dewis/Choice Research Project relating to abuse of older persons has gained substantial external funding to take its work into some important new areas, totalling just over £440,000, for work to be carried out over the next eighteen months. The first tranche of funding has been provided by the Older People's Commissioner for Wales, in relation to care homes and hospices. Secondly, Comic Relief has provided support for new work on the coincidence of dementia and situations involving abuse. The final and largest tranche of funding has again been agreed with the UK Portfolio of Lottery funding, to take some initial steps in extending the present research to other parts of the UK, in England and Northern Ireland. On 14 February Sarah Wydall and John Williams will attend an event at Comic Relief in London where they will provide details of the existing and proposed research. The new research will also involve the welcome return of former colleagues Ann Sherlock and Melanie Williams, to contribute to some of these activities.