The main output expected following completion of this project will be the development of education programme based on use of drama as a means of addressing sensitive topics and supporting empowerment.
This programme will target:
a) older people attending/living in care settings, providing them with knowledge of their human rights and ways of using this knowledge to safe guard their well-being
b) formal carers, supporting them to build empathy,challenge ageism and increasing their capacity to create an environment of mutual respect, preventing elder abuse and empowering disclosure.
The project will also provide nursing home/ long term care homes/day centres with an opportunity to engage with their national organisation in developing their own elder abuse policy and protocol based on the outcome of the learning sessions.
To set the context, we will also produce an E-Book on Elder Abuse. It will reflect the background of elder abuse from the perspective of all participating countries, constructing the theoretical background underlying the approach taken in the project. This output will also present the analysis of key concepts and cross country comparison and it will review theories and existing best practices in elder abuse prevention. The study also aims to collect and show examples and practices in the use of performing arts and specifically theatre and drama as a means of addressing social and cultural issues.
During the project, intermediate expected results are:
(a) an increased capacity of member organizations to have a concrete impact on elder abuse prevention at local level;
(b) a strengthened capacity to respond to the specific needs of the target group, using socio- drama methods as an active learning activity capable of informing people of their rights and developing generational intelligence in a sensitive and not-threatening way;
(c) an increased awareness on the impact of the quality of inter-generational relationships in the context of elder abuse.