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Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) England works to protect older people from abuse and neglect. We support those experiencing, or at risk of, abuse, as well as raising awareness and advocating effective prevention
We’re part of the organisation, Action on Elder Abuse, which works across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and we were the first charity to address elder abuse and the only charity in the UK working on the issue exclusively today.
We were established back in 1993 to provide a tailored service to older people, their families/carers and practitioners. Our work is very much about taking an inclusive and partnership approach as much as possible and we have extensive experience of how abuse manifests and affects so many older people. We work to challenge that.
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The charity is well established within the English Adult Safeguarding environment, having advocated, challenged and lobbied across a wide range of issues since its formation back in 1993. Consequently, we have interacted with Governments, both national (primarily through the Department of Health) and local; with regulators such as the Care Quality Commission and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and with multiple Third Sector groups, some of which are part of the Adult Safeguarding Alliance. We also work with, challenge, criticise and support the Care Provider sector where and when this is necessary.
An equally important part of our work is to provide support and information to victims of elder abuse and their families. We do this through our helpline, through our Elder Abuse Recovery Services, and through individual case work.
The Director for England is Stephen McCarthy.
Find out about our staff in England and what they do, including our Director, our Recovery Service, and our Helpline
AEA England has been in existence since 1993. During that time it has worked to improve the lives of older abuse victims..