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  • Over 500,000 older people are abused in the UK each year
  • Elder abuse can occur anywhere. This includes in someone’s own home, a residential home, or a hospital
  • Both older men and women can be at risk of abuse, though a majority of victims are women over the age of 70
  • There are five common types of abuse: physical, psychological, financial, sexual abuse and neglect
  • Join us, support us, donate to us. Let's end elder abuse together

Welcome to Action on Elder Abuse

Welcome to
Action on Elder Abuse

HIGHLIGHT:  Elder abuse is a crime, but it isn’t treated like one. If you think this is wrong then join our campaign for a new law. Click here.

On 15th June 2016 AEA launched a campaign to introduce a new aggravated offence of elder abuse. We published a detailed report outlining the failure of the current criminal justice system to adequately prosecute perpetrators of abuse, and the extent of lenient sentencing if such cases do reach the courts system. There are thousands of abuse crimes perpetrated against older people in the UK each year, and the majority never achieve justice. This needs to change. Please support our campaign.

Upcoming Conferences in Northern Ireland and Wales

We have two upcoming conferences with a focus on financial abuse essential for all those who work with or protect older people:

NORTHERN IRELAND – Financially Safe and Secure? Working together to address the financial abuse of older people
Friday 30th September 2016 | 9.30am to 4pm | Dunadry Hotel, 2 Islandreagh Drive, Antrim, BT41 2HA

WALES – Financially Safe and Secure? Working together to protect older people from financial abuse / Diogelwch Ariannol: Gweithio gyda’n gilydd i amddiffyn pobl hŷn rhag camdriniaeth ariannol
Monday 21st November 2016 | 9am to 4pm | City Hall, Council Chamber, Cardiff, CF10 3ND
/ Dydd Llun, 21 Tachwedd 2016 | 9am to 4pm | Neuadd y Ddinas, Siambr y Cyngor, Caerdydd, CF10 3ND

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We work to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults and by doing so we also protect other adults a risk of abuse. We are the first charity to address these problems and are the only charity in the United Kingdom working exclusively on the issue today. Consequently, when you provide support to us, or make a donation, you can be sure that it will be only be used on issues relating to elder abuse and nothing else.

Our work is fundamental to challenging elder abuse:
We constantly need financial support to continue our activities. Although we are as effective as many of the bigger charities, we receive only a fraction of their income. Help us continue to make a difference by making a donation today. There are a variety of ways to do this: you can donate on your mobile phone, visit our Just Giving page, or click on the ‘Donate Now’ tab to find out more options. Together we can end elder abuse.

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