Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Scotland works to protect vulnerable older people from harm and abuse. They support those experiencing (or at risk of) harm and abuse, as well as raising awareness and advocating effective prevention.
AEA have launched a new helpline in Scotland for anyone concerned about harm or abuse of an older person. The Elder Abuse Helpline can offer free and impartial advice and support on:
• financial harm or exploitation
• physical abuse
• emotional or psychological abuse
• sexual harm or abuse
The helpline number is 080 8808 8141, and lines are open from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
It is free and confidential to call. Anyone can call the helpline – whether you are at risk or experiencing harm or are worries about someone else.
Are you or someone you care about experiencing harm, abuse or neglect? Are you worried that you (or an older person) might be at risk, but you’re unsure what to do?
If you’re experiencing harm or abuse, or you know an older person who is, call the free and confidential helpline.