One key way in which we address elder abuse is through our unique confidential freephone helpline, which provides information, advice and support to victims and others who are concerned about or have witnessed abuse, neglect of financial exploitation.
Join a Peer Support Programme
We offer a Peer Support Volunteer Programme that aims to bring together older people to support each other. The objective is to provide a peer support network which enables survivors of elder abuse to achieve full recovery and put the trauma of abuse behind them.
Conferences & Seminars
A major activity for AEA is the conferences we host on issues related to elder abuse and the adult safeguarding agenda. Throughout the year we organise conferences on specific themes (such as medication control and abuse) or about certain services (for example, sheltered housing), all intended to highlight specific issues or to increase the knowledge and awareness of practitioners.
Our policy work includes establishing dialogue between the four nations of the United Kingdom so that we can encourage the development of the very best of good practice within adult safeguarding.
As the only national charity working solely to prevent the abuse of older people in the United Kingdom, Action on Elder Abuse is well placed to speak on all issues in this arena and can assist the media with research and analysis.
We recognise how difficult it can be to find the right consultant to help you with your safeguarding agenda, particularly with so many people retiring from this field and taking up consultancy as an alternative. Which is why we have established a carefully selected group of people to are experts in safeguarding issues and come with a track record.