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  • Preventing the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people survey

    Created: 04/06/2021

    Hourglass Scotland is running a survey to identify how it can work together to ensure that the harm, abuse, and exploitation of older people is prevented, identified, and stopped in our communities.

    One in five people in the UK over the age of 65 have been abused. This equates to 2.7 million older people affected by abuse in the UK. Hourglass (formerly Action on Elder Abuse) is the only charity that specialises in helping older victims of all types of abuse and neglect. Hourglass has almost 30 years’ experience and its work involves working with older people and their families to raise awareness and stop all aspects of abuse including physical, financial, psychological, sexual and neglect. Hourglass deal with issues as wide as stealing from an older person to physical abuse and from putting pressure on an older person to change their will or cases of severe neglect.

    Please click on the link here to complete the survey.  The survey should take no longer than 6 minutes to complete.

    The closing date for responding to this consultation exercise is Monday 14 June 2021.

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