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.

This isn’t about growing old gracefully. Safer ageing is about creating environments and procedures so that older people are not put at risk of abuse or neglect. Just as crucially: it’s about empowering older people so they can, where suitable, live their lives independently and fully trusting those people around them.


Registered Address: Office 8, Unit 5, Stour Valley Business Centre, Brundon Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 7GB.

Beverley HU17 9BY
United Kingdom
Email: enquiries@wearehourglass.org
Url: https://www.wearehourglass.org/