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The central aim of the research was to identify the impact of cultural diversity on understandingsof elder abuse, and to explore the implications of diverse understandings for the provision ofservices to older people and their carers in an ethnically diverse society. Specificobjectives were:· To identify, across a broad range of black and minority ethnic (BME) communities,what understandings of elder abuse exist;· To explore the implications of these understandings for appropriate preventative andsupport measures;· To audit service delivery relevant to addressing elder abuse in BME communities;· To produce appropriate good practice feedback for service professionals andvoluntary groups encountering elder abuse in BME communities.