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Hourglass was formerly known as Action on Elder Abuse.

The Hourglass mission is simple: end the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people in the UK. As the UK’s only charity focused on the abuse and neglect of older people, we staff a free-to-call helpline. It’s an absolute lifeline for older men, women and their families suffering from the five forms of abuse: physical, psychological, financial, sexual or neglect.

We’re far more than just a helpline, we will collaborate with key stakeholders and other frontline organisations to nurture our safer ageing agenda.

We also want to create programmes that change lives and ways of thinking – and we need your help to make this possible.

We have nearly 30 years experience as Action on Elder Abuse and over that time our work has touched tens of thousands of people, it’s shaped government policy and amplified the issue in national press. That’s why Hourglass is so vital.

Please contact us, call our helpline or visit our website for further information.

Who to contact

UK Helpline: 080 8808 8141
Office: 0208 835 9280

Record Last Updated on: 22/04/2022

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