What can I do about abuse?
Sometimes it isn’t easy to accept you’re a victim of abuse, and it can be very difficult to tell someone else. If the person causing the abuse is a close family member or a friend, someone you trust and care about it can feel even harder to speak out.
It may be easier speaking to someone outside of your immediate family and friends, who understands what you’re going through, and what to do to make things better. Hourglass is the only helpline which focuses on and supports elderly people live safe lives.
Trained and experienced staff and volunteers will listen to your concerns and provide suggestions and advice.
It’s free to call, and entirely confidential. The number won’t appear on a phone bill. The helpline will always look to respect your privacy, but there may be occasions when this isn’t possible, for example if you or someone else is in immediate danger.
Whether it’s you or a loved one, help is on hand.