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Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Northern Ireland is a specialist charity working to protect older people from all forms of abuse and neglect. We support those experiencing (or at risk of) abuse, as well as raising awareness and advocating for effective prevention.
We're part of the organisation Action on Elder Abuse, who work across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We were the first charity to address elder abuse and remain the only charity in the United Kingdom working exclusively on the issue today.
We have the expertise to support victims, their families, and those who care for them.
AEA welcomes news that Sinn Féin and the DUP have re-entered devolved government in Northern Ireland after three years of deadlock
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Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Northern Ireland is the only charity in Northern Ireland working exclusively to safeguard and protect older people from all forms of abuse. We seek a society which values age, where older people can live their lives free from harm, and where there is a zero tolerance of elder abuse.
We aim to prevent the abuse of older people by:
Established in May 2015, AEA Northern Ireland works within the unique legal and policy context of Northern Ireland, with tailored services to support older people and challenge elder abuse at every level and in all its forms.
We work in closely with our colleagues in AEA England, AEA Cymru and AEA Scotland, as well as coming together as a UK-wide charity.