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: Watch us on BBC Reporting Scotland calling for tougher prosecutions for elder abuse Also: People's Postcode Trust grant for our Elder Abuse Recovery Project - now taking referrals 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 Who we are Additional links: Our staff Our volunteers Our supporters Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Scotland was established in May 2015 to provide a tailored service to older people, their families/carers and practitioners across Scotland. We aim to protect older people from harm and abuse, by: raising awareness of the issue providing information, advice and support to victims and those concerned about them promoting research and collecting and disseminating information relating to elder abuse within Scotland, the UK and internationally providing training and education campaigning for the best possible support and prevention framework. We do this in a range of ways, by lobbying and working with statutory organisations and policy-makers, by making alliances with similar-minded organisations to increase awareness and collaboration, by supporting individuals and their families, and by working with the media to raise awareness. AEA Scotland’s work is tailored to the unique Scottish adult support and protection framework, and guided by our local advisory group. Our advisory group currently include the following members: Paul Comley, National Adult Protection Coordinator Ronnie Barnes, AEA Trustee David Borrowman, Senior Partner (Caesar and Howie) Glenda Watt, Convener (Scottish Older People’s Assembly) Hamid Gazem, Trading Standards (South Ayrshire) Mary Notman, Adult Protection Coordinator (Perth and Kinross Council) Gillian Irving, Team Leader – Psychiatry of Old Age (NHS Tayside) Carolyn Wyllie, Assistant Area Manager – Adult Wellbeing (East Lothian Council) Jacqueline Thompson, Nurse Consultant – Older People (NHS Tayside) Gordon McLaren, Consultant in Public Health Medicine (NHS Fife) We also work closely with our sister organisations in AEA Northern Ireland, AEA Cymru and AEA England, as well as coming together as a UK-wide charity.