Cymru

Cymru

Challenging harm and abuse of older people

Welcome to Action on Elder Abuse / Croeso i Action on Elder Abuse Cymru

HIGHLIGHT:  Elder abuse is a crime, but it isn’t treated like one. If you think this is wrong then join our campaign for a new law. Click here.

On 15th June 2016 AEA launched a campaign to introduce a new aggravated offence of elder abuse. We published a detailed report outlining the failure of the current criminal justice system to adequately prosecute perpetrators of abuse, and the extent of lenient sentencing if such cases do reach the courts system. There are thousands of abuse crimes perpetrated against older people in the UK each year, and the majority never achieve justice. This needs to change. Please support our campaign.

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Who we are

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Cymru is a specialist charity committed to preventing abuse against older people. As the only charity in Wales to focus solely on elder abuse, we have the expertise and the experience to support victims, their families and those who care for them.

Pwy ydyn ni

Elusen arbenigol yw Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Cymru, sy’n ymrwymedig i atal camdriniaeth yn erbyn pobl hŷn. Fel yr unig elusen yng Nghymru sy’n canolbwyntio’n llwyr ar fater cam-drin pobl hŷn, mae ganddon ni’r arbenigedd a’r profiad i gefnogi dioddefwyr, eu teuluoedd a’r rhai sy’n gofalu amdanyn nhw.

 

AEA Cymru is part of the UK-wide organisation, Action on Elder Abuse, who were the first charity to address elder abuse and the only charity in the UK working exclusively on this issue today. AEA has been working across the UK since 1993 and now has AEA Scotland and AEA Northern Ireland alongside AEA Cymru ensuring that awareness of elder abuse is promoted so that everyone from practitioners to the general public, knows that it cannot be tolerated. AEA Cymru wants individuals and organisations to know how to identify, challenge and stop all forms of abuse against older people, who are often isolated and vulnerable. Our vision is a community where older people are valued and can live a life free abuse.


What we do

AEA Cymru offers a range of expert services to the public and organisations in all sectors. Our work includes:

For older people, their families and those who support or care for them:

Our freephone specialist helpline for older people or anyone who is concerned that abuse may be taking place, providing guidance and support.

A portfolio of information materials providing advice on how to spot abuse, appropriate action to take and useful contacts.

Peer support projects for older people (in development).

Advocacy support (in development).

For practitioners:

A range of information materials on specialist topics relating to abuse and adult support and protection issues.

Generic and bespoke training on all aspects of elder abuse.

Conferences and seminars.

A practitioners group to help inform our policy work.

For anyone with an interest in our work:

Newsletters and social media updates.

Public consultation events.

Updates on policy developments (both within Wales and across the UK).


To keep up to date with our services in Wales as they develop, please sign up to our free newsletter here

Our Staff

Rachael Nicholson

Director

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Challenging harm and abuse of older people Welcome to Action on Elder Abuse / Croeso i Action on Elder Abuse Cymru HIGHLIGHT:  Elder abuse is a crime, but it isn't treated like one. If you think t...

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As a member of Action on Elder Abuse, you will help strengthen our voice in the fight against elder abuse. In addition you will receive these benefits: Our UK-wide specialist newsletter ‘Action ...

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Volunteering with AEA Cymru Whether you’re looking for a new challenge, eager to learn new skills or just wanting to make a difference we have a range of exciting volunteer opportunities. Our vo...

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Become A Regular Donor Making a monthly donation is one of the most effective ways to help us provide an ongoing service to older people and vulnerable adults facing abuse. As a small charity our w...

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News

October 26, 2016

New Speaker / Siaradwr Newydd: Rebecca Evans AM

Minister for Social Services and Public Health joins AEA Cymru Financial Abuse Conference Gweinidog Iechyd y Cyhoedd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol yn ymuno ein Cynhadledd Cam-drin Ariannol AEA Cymru ...

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August 18, 2016

(Archebu ar gau) Diogelwch Ariannol: Gweithio gyda’n gilydd i amddiffyn pobl hŷn rhag camdriniaeth ariannol

ENGLISH Diogelwch Ariannol: Gweithio gyda'n gilydd i amddiffyn pobl hŷn rhag camdriniaeth ariannol Dydd Llun, 21 Tachwedd 2016 Neuadd y Ddinas, Siambr y Cyngor Caerdydd Mae'r digwyddiad hwn y...

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August 17, 2016

(Booking Closed) Conference: Financially Safe and Secure? Working together to protect older people from financial abuse

CYMRAEG AEA Cymru would like to invite you to join us at our conference: Financially Safe and Secure? Working together to protect older people from financial abuse Monday 21st November 2016 ...

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Conferences & Events

(Archebu ar gau) Diogelwch Ariannol: Gweithio gyda'n gilydd i amddiffyn pobl hŷn rhag camdriniaeth ariannol

ENGLISH Diogelwch Ariannol: Gweithio gyda'n gilydd i amddiffyn pobl hŷn rhag camdriniaeth ariannol Dydd Llun, 21 Tachwedd 2016 Neuadd y Ddinas, Siambr y Cyngor Caerdydd Mae'r digwyddiad hwn yn awr wedi mynd heibio   Cynhadledd undydd sy'n edrych ar natur a maint y broblem o gamdriniaeth ariannol ymysg pobl hŷn Cofrestrwch ar ein rhestr bostio i ddysgu rhagor am ein cynhadleddau a'r gwaith rydyn ni'n ei wneud yng Nghymru. Bydd y siaradwyr yn cynnwys: TBC Bydd y gweithdai'n cael eu harwain gan: TBC I bwy mae'r gynhadledd yn berthnasol? Mae'r gynhadledd wedi'i hanelu at unrhyw un sy'n pryderu am bobl hŷn sy'n dioddef camdriniaeth ariannol, pobl sy'n gweithio gyda phobl hŷn neu'n eu cefnogi, a phobl sydd â diddordeb mewn datblygu dealltwriaeth o'r broblem, gan gynnwys: y sector gwirfoddol, sector y gymuned a'r sector ffydd gweithwyr iechyd proffesiynol yr heddlu gweithwyr ym maes iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol y sector cyllid pobl hŷn a gofalwyr Ffi Ffi i Gynadleddwyr: £30 Ffi i aelodau AEA Cymru: £24 Cofrestrwch ar ein rhestr bostio i ddysgu rhagor am ein gwaith rydyn ni'n ei wneud yng Nghymru

Dydd Llun, 21 Tachwedd 2016

9am-4pm

Neuadd y Ddinas, Siambr y Cyngor

(Booking Closed) Conference: Financially Safe and Secure? Working together to protect older people from financial abuse

CYMRAEG Financially Safe and Secure? Working together to protect older people from financial abuse Monday 21st November 2016 City Hall, Council Chamber, Cardiff   A one day conference to explore the nature and extent of financial abuse of older people. This event has now passed.   Programme The conference will run from 9am to 4pm on the 21st November 2016. The conference will include a combination of presentations, a panel discussion and interactive workshops. Our Conference Chair is Dr Margaret Flynn, Chair of the National Independent Safeguarding Board.   Presentations will be made by: Sarah Rochira, Older People's Commissioner for Wales   Ian Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Age Cymru Ian will be outlining the work of the Wales Against Scams Partnership. Tony Neate, CEO, Get Safe Online Tony will be exploring how to protect older people from fraud and theft online. Gary FitzGerald, Chief Executive, Action on Elder Abuse   Panel discussion examining ways to safeguard older people from financial abuse including representatives from: Crown Prosecution Service Office of the Public Guardian Trading Standards The Police Workshops topics will include: Understanding the nature of financial abuse, its perpetrators and victims: Gary FitzGerald, CEO, AEA Supporting victims of financial elder abuse via Advocacy: Gail Gordon, Age Cymru Gwent Using the Social Services and Well-being Act to safeguard older people from financial abuse: Louisa Laurent, Safeguarding Lead, Greater Gwent Transformation Team, Torfaen Council   Who is the conference relevant for? The conference is aimed at anyone concerned about the financial abuse of older people, those who work with or support older people, and those with an interest in developing understanding of the issue, including: · The voluntary, community and faith sector · Health professionals · The police · Health and social care · The financial sector · Older people and carers   Location The conference will be held in the Council Chamber of City Hall, Cardiff. City Hall is situated in the heart of Cardiff, with the central train and bus stations a few minutes' walk away. Full Address: City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ND Click here for the venue's location on Google Maps. Parking: Whilst City Hall has its own parking facilities (subject to availability) parking is also available in the Civic Centre avenues surrounding City Hall on a pay and display basis. NCP operates a number of these car parks within walking distance of the venue: Cardiff Greyfriars, Greyfriars NCP, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff CF10 3AD Cardiff Dumfries Place, Dumfries Place NCP, Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 3FN Sign up to our mailing list to find out more details about our conference and the work we are doing in Wales.  

Monday 21st November 2016

9am-4pm

City Hall, Cardiff

Resources

In Search Of Accountability – Press Release

AEA Cymru welcomes the release of Dr Margaret Flynn’s highly critical report on Operation Jasmine

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Maniffesto AEA Cymru Datganiad I’r Wasg

I gofnodi Diwrnod Rhyngwladol Pobl Hŷn, mae AEA Cymru yn galw am i'r pleidiau gynnwys ymrwymiadau yn eu maniffestos i atal pobl hŷn rhag cael eu cam-drin.

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Welcome to Action on Elder Abuse

We work to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults and by doing so we also protect other adults a risk of abuse. We are the first charity to address these problems and are the only charity in the United Kingdom 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 only be used on issues relating to elder abuse and nothing else.

Our work is fundamental to challenging elder abuse:

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 by making a donation today. There are a variety of ways to do this: you can donate on your mobile phone, visit our Just Giving page, or click on the ‘Donate Now’ tab to find out more options. Together we can end elder abuse.

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