Their confidential helpline service is here to support anyone concerned about, or who is experiencing abuse, from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Their knowledgeable and caring helpline staff and volunteers provide information and advice relating to abuse and safer ageing. These services can be accessed via phone, text, instant messenger (online chat), or email.
However, unfortunately abuse doesn’t stop at 5 o’clock or take a weekend off.
Last year Hourglass launched a bid to help make their vital helpline available 24/7.
In November 2020 the Long Melford based charity, released the shocking results from the polling data, showing that 1 in 5 (22 percent) people either had personal experience of abuse as an older person (aged 65+) or knew an older person who had been abused. It found that well over half (53%) of people in the UK felt that the abuse and neglect of older people had increased as a result of lockdown, highlighting the real need for ongoing targeted support.
To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, on 15th June, they launched an exciting new fundraiser to raise another £5,000 towards their £200,000 target. This will help them get one step closer to being available around the clock, 24/7 and being able to support more older abuse victims.
Between the 15th June to 15th July Hourglass are asking supporters to complete a physical activity of their choice for 24 minutes every day, for 7 days.
All you need to do is choose an activity, it could be 24 minutes of swimming, walking, cycling, running, skipping or anything you decide, pick which 7 days you are going to complete your challenge in, sign up and start fundraising!
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