Welcome to Action on Elder Abuse Scotland Challenging harm & abuse of older people Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Scotland works to protect older people from harm, abuse and neglect. We support those experiencing (or at risk of) harm, as well as raising awareness and advocating effective prevention. We’re part of the organisation, Action on Elder Abuse, who work 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. Call our Scottish Helpline for confidential advice & support 080 8808 8141 Highlight: We give evidence to the Justice Committee on elder abuse prosecutions Also: Sign our petition for tougher prosecutions "On behalf of my dad and family, we would just like to say thank you for pointing me towards AEA Scotland. They have given our family such support at a time when we feel helpless" Just some of the feedback from one of our Helpline callers - our Helpline really makes a difference to the lives of older people! Call us now - 080 8808 8141 People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Our project received £6,480 from the Trust toward our Elder Abuse Recovery Project in Fife. Find out about the People's Postcode Lottery here. Back to main home page AEA Scotland home page About AEA Scotland Who we are Our staff Our volunteers Our supporters Contact AEA Scotland How we help In Scotland Safety & Well-being: What's important to older people? Free event (with lunch & entertainment) St Andrews Day, Friday 30th November, 10.30am - 1.00pm (Double Tree by Hilton - Queensferry Crossing, North Queensferry) We are grateful to the Scottish Government for supporting this event Come along to share your views about issues that concern you, and your suggestions for improvements in relation to: safety in your home and in your community scams and other forms of abuse or exploitation affecting older people how to best support and protect older people experiencing loneliness and/or isolation This is a free event aimed at older people, and those supporting or working with older people across Scotland. The programme will include: Action on Elder Abuse Scotland: find out about our work and services, including our new Recovery Project and opportunities for volunteering with us A family perspective: Mary Moultrie will discuss her elderly mother's experience of financial abuse within the family, and her views on how we can better safeguard older people's finances Group discussion: your opportunity to share your views and help shape developments to better support older people in Scotland Scottish music to celebrate St Andrews Day: Accordion & Fiddle group - "Buttons and Bows" Information stalls and networking Lunch Information stalls will include Trading Standards, Solicitors for Older People Scotland, Contact the Elderly, Samaritans, RBS, Circles Advocacy, Fife Council and Ex-PG. Transport costs We really want as many people to attend as possible; especially those that would not otherwise be able to. Although we only have a small funding pot we are happy to consider reasonable travel costs of older people and carers on a first-come first-served basis. Please confirm with us before arranging. We would encourage the use of public transport or share cars/taxis as much as possible. Would you like to attend? If you'd like to come along, you can either complete the registration form here, or call or e-mail Brian Rapley to confirm your attendance, and information on your dietary or access requirements: Tel: 07496 323 801 E-mail: [email protected] Travel information You can find travel information for the hotel here.