Action on Elder Abuse (AEA):
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 were the first charity to address these problems and are the only charity in the UK and in Ireland 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 used exclusively on issues relating to elder abuse and nothing else.
Our work is fundamental to challenging elder abuse:
In the UK 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. There are a variety of options for making donations to us. Use text on your mobile phone, the JustGiving logo, or click on the 'Support us' link to find out more. Together we can end elder abuse.
We really need your help to keep doing what we do. You could run, cycle, trek, donate, and do a lots of other things to help us.
We need volunteers for our helpline and support in our office. It means helping very vulnerable people, and that has rewards in itself.
We've launched our 2013 campaign for adequate adult safeguarding systems, and a new elder abuse law.
Members of AEA receive our newsletter, regular email newsflashes, and discounts on conferences, training, etc. (Free for older people)
AEA guides on protection from abuse, how to choose the right care, etc. You can also find the latest Safeguarding documents.
The charity is setting up local AEA community groups, to focus on elder abuse and buddy with victims
Join one of our new
Community Groups, or help to set one up. It's a practical
way of making
a difference to elder abuse in your community.
Join the free Adult
Safeguarding Practitioners Support Network, and keep up to
what is happening, help us shape safeguarding policy, and have a voice in new
developments. Current membership stands at 790 and is growing ...
Time for Action DVD
(£30 (plus VAT P/P) (£30 (plus VAT P/P)
Gardens with Red Roses Winner of the 'Outstanding contribution
(£15 donation giftaided) to Social Care' award 2012
What's going on?
A half day in-depth course teaching about the nature of elder abuse, including risk factors and how to avoid it, and the current situation on adult safeguarding legislation, including the principles and concepts that need to be considered.
Our new campaign for powers to stop abusers imprisoning victims in their own homes, a duty on agencies to notify the Local Authority if they believe an adult may be at risk of abuse, a criminal charge of elder/adult abuse, and adequate funding to ensure any victim, anywhere in the UK can be guaranteed an appropriate and timely adult protection response.
Read our analysis of the current law on powers of access - why the Government is wrong to say current powers are sufficient to protect people.
THE AEA ANNUAL NATIONAL ADULT SAFEGUARDING CONFERENCE 2014
will take place on Monday
17 March 2014 in London (near to Liverpool St Station)
Speakers include Tim Spencer Lane from the Law Commission, Sandie Keene from ADASS, Lord Hardie on the MCA review, Andrea Sutcliffe from CQC, and Esther Rantzen. Full Details Here
Action on Elder Abuse is one of
the founders of The Silver Line,
a helpline to combat loneliness.
All calls relating to elder abuse
are transferred by The Silver Line
to the Action on Elder Abuse
helpline for specialist advice
Partnership in action.
COME AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH AEA.
We are seeking a FUNDRAISER to help us expand and grow. We need someone who can tell our story - the story of abused older people - and increase our funding so that we can be even more effective. Help us connect with funders who want to support our aims.
For the right person we can be flexible about where you live, and hours of work. The post is a minimum of three days per week. £25,000 per annum for those three days. Click here for more information
FINANCIAL ABUSE SEMINARS
designed to equip you with an understanding of the legal possibilities in challenging financial abuse.
Half day, held each month
Click here for full details