Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

The Adult Safeguarding Charity

Welcome to Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Northern Ireland

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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AEA Northern Ireland works to prevent the abuse of older people and by doing so we also protect other adults at risk of abuse. We are a specialist organisation, focusing exclusively on the issue of elder abuse; not as one issue among many, but as a single focus to our work. We therefore have extensive expertise that is not available from any other charity or agency.

AEA Northern Ireland 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 and Ireland working exclusively on this issue today. Find out more about what AEA does here.

AEA Northern Ireland provides a tailored service to older people, their families, carers and practitioners. Our work is in line with the Northern Ireland adult safeguarding and protection agenda, taking an inclusive and partnership approach as much as possible.


What do we do?

  • raise awareness of the wide range of abuse experienced by older people, which includes physical, sexual, psychological, financial and neglect
  • provide advice and support to older people experiencing harm or abuse, and those who care for or are concerned about older people
  • promote research and projects relating to the abuse of older people
  • campaign for the best possible support and prevention framework

Our services

support-network  Our freephone elder abuse helpline               note   Northern Ireland and UK-wide resources and information materials

community-group  Public consultation forums                             member  Conferences and events

discussion Newsletters and social media updates


To keep up to date with our services in Northern Ireland you can sign up to our free newsletter here

Our Staff

Contact Details

Action on Elder Abuse Northern Ireland,
PO Box 216, Newry,
BT35 5DH

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Northern Ireland

The Adult Safeguarding Charity Welcome to Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Northern Ireland HIGHLIGHT:  Elder abuse is a crime, but it isn't treated like one. If you think this is wrong then join our c...

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Become a Member

Become a member of AEA Northern Ireland and show that you are joining the campaign to end elder abuse. Members receive a range of products, services and discounts from both AEA Northern Ireland and ou...

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Become a volunteer

Volunteering with AEA Northern Ireland AEA Northern Ireland has a small team of highly dedicated people. As an organisation we increase our reach with your help and we value our volunteers and the v...

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Become A Regular Donor

Become A Regular Donor 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. Hel...

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News

March 31, 2017

Elder Abuse Response helpline to launch in Northern Ireland

Are you experiencing harm, abuse or neglect? Are you worried someone else might be at risk of elder abuse, but you’re unsure of what to do? The soon-to-launch Northern Ireland Elder Abuse Resp...

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February 15, 2017

Statement

15th February 2017 Action on Elder Abuse Northern Ireland questions response to abuse in Bloomfields Private Nursing Home Charity Action on Elder Abuse Northern Ireland has questioned why action...

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November 17, 2016

Helpline Volunteer Vacancy

Action on Elder Abuse Northern Ireland are recruiting Helpline Volunteers! o Ever thought of helping people, but not sure what you could do? o Do you enjoy chatting and listening to people, and pr...

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Conferences & Events

Resources

Helpline Poster

Please click here to download a copy of our Helpline Poster.

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Taking Action Against Financial Abuse of Older People

Please click here to download a copy of our 'Taking Action Against Financial Abuse of Older People' booklet.

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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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