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Action on Elder Abuse

Who we are:

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) is a specialist organisation that operates across the four nations of the United Kingdom.  It also provides support within 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 

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults.  We were the first charity to address these problems and are the only charity in the UK and in Ireland working exclusively on the issue today.  Consequently, when you provide support to us, or make a donation, you can be sure that it will be used exclusively on issues relating to elder abuse and nothing else.  

Our work is fundamental to challenging elder abuse in the UK and we constantly need financial support to continue our activities.  Although we are as effective as many of the bigger charities, we receive only a fraction of their income.  Help us continue to make a difference.  There are a variety of options for making donations to us.  Use text on your mobile phone, the JustGiving logo, or click on the 'Support us' link to find out more.  Together we can end elder abuse



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