World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019 On 15th June each year people come together to send out a clear message - that the abuse of older people will not be tolerated. We want an end to the assault, neglect, abuse and intimidation of our older generation. The message resonates right around the world and does make a difference! Action on Elder Abuse is dedicated to raising awareness of elder abuse and tackling the issues at all levels of society. Our work is guided by the following key aims: We will end the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people We will work to improve the criminal justice response to crimes against older people We believe in tougher sanctions for those who harm or abuse older people We will make the abuse of older people as socially unacceptable as child or animal abuse We believe that older people deserve to be safe within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust We will work to improve the statutory response to safeguarding older people experiencing or at risk of abuse What can I do to support? 1. Understand more about elder abuse Watch our short videos to find out more Read our blogs - Brian Rapley ('Are children given more protection from abuse than older people'), and a guest blog from Steven Fitzpatrick ('A lived insight into reporting elder abuse') Find out about elder abuse on our website 2. Sign our 'pledge' Pledge your support to help end elder abuse 3. Follow us on social media Share our posts around World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Facebook and Twitter. The more people we can reach, the better we can raise awareness. Facebook: UK - @ActionOnElderAbuse Scotland - @ElderabuseScotland Northern Ireland - @aeanorthernireland Wales - @aeacymru Twitter: UK - @elderabuseuk Scotland - @AEAScotland Northern Ireland - @AEA_NIreland Wales - @AEACymru 4. Sign up to our newsletter Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with our work and support us wherever you can 5. Donate to Action on Elder Abuse We are a very small charity, but with an ageing population, are services are at breaking point. Donate to our Lifeline Appeal here.