About us The charity Who we are Who we are Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) is a specialist organisation with a growing number of staff, volunteers and members in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Unlike other ‘older people’s organisations’ we focus exclusively on the issue of elder abuse, not as one issue among many, but as a single focus to our work. For this reason, we have extensive expertise that is not available from any other charity or agency. AEA was established in 1993 by a group of practitioners from health and social care, and by academics and representatives of the voluntary sector who were concerned about the lack of information and assistance for those who were abused or were at risk of abusing. And today, we address abuse within people’s own homes (whether by family, friends or paid staff), within sheltered housing, and within care homes and hospitals. Our work is fundamental to challenging elder abuse. You can find out all about our activities by going to our individual sites for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.