We are pleased to share a new guide for people supporting older women who have experienced rape or sexual abuse.

The guide is based on the findings of our  research project looking at the needs and experiences of women over 55, across the South West of England, who have experienced sexual violence and includes information about:

  • Trauma, older women and the impact of sexual violence
  • How to respond to someone making a disclosure of sexual violence
  • What you can do to help.

You can download a copy of the guide here.

We were excited to hold our first ever Facebook Live event for the launch and were pleased to see the positive response to the guide. If you missed the live event, you can watch it on our Facebook page or on our YouTube channel.

We want to say a massive thank you to Rubicon for their amazing design work and to all the incredible victim-survivors whose experiences and feedback informed the content of the guide.

The guide was produced as part of the South West Rape Crisis Partnership for Women 55+ project funded by Comic Relief.