Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Northern Ireland is the only charity in Northern Ireland working exclusively to safeguard and protect older people from all forms of abuse. They seek a society which values age where older people can live their lives free from harm and where there is a zero tolerance of elder abuse.
They aim to prevent the abuse of older people by:
- Raising awareness of the wide range of abuse and harm older people experience including physical, sexual, emotional/psychological, financial abuse and neglect.
- Providing direct advice, guidance and support to older people at risk of abuse or in need of protection as well as those concerned about an older person.
- Engaging with older people, practitioners and policy makers to improve prevention and protection through delivery of conferences, seminars, information materials and policy briefings.
- Campaigning for the best possible support and prevention frameworks.
Established in May 2015, AEA Northern Ireland works within the unique legal and policy context of Northern Ireland with tailored services to support older people and challenge elder abuse at every level and in all its forms.
They work in closely with colleagues in AEA England, AEA Cymru and AEA Scotland as well as coming together as a UK-wide charity.
Address: P.O. Box 216, Newry, BT35 5DH
Telephone: 07496 663 816