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HOURGLASS ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS

WHATThe Hourglass elder abuse helpline, community volunteer groups training and conferences all work to prevent elder abuse.
WHYTo challenge elder abuse in the United Kingdom (UK) in elder's own homes, sheltered housing, care homes and hospitals. To prevent the abuse of older people by raising awareness, encouraging education on elder abuse prevention, promoting research and distributing information.
WHEREHourglas
(Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) United Kingdom (UK)


Program Description


"This is a very practical way in which you can challenge elder abuse in your community and do something meaningful to help victims of abuse to recover and survive the effects of their experiences. Volunteers can help as 'buddies' to older victims, help with driving or administration or fundraising, or can visit older people in hospitals or care homes."

-elderabuse.org.uk

-Hourglass - Elder Abuse Helpline - provides confidential, free information, advice and support to victims and others who are concerned about or have witnessed elder abuse.

-Hourglass- Community Groups – are local groups of older people and others who volunteer to help prevent elder abuse in their communities. Volunteers help elderly by becoming 'buddies' or helping provide rides or visiting older people in hospitals or care homes. Community Groups exist in Lancing,  West Sussex, Cambridgeshire, Streatham, South Lambeth and Manchester City.

Those looking to volunteer to help prevent elder abuse, Hourglass provides an online guide covering:

-Guidance on how to start an elder abuse prevention group.
-A copy of the Group Constitution.
-How the buddying scheme works.
-Information about Hourglass.

-Hourglass Conferences on safeguarding activities and issues related to elder abuse. Past conference themes include: medication control and abuse, sheltered housing and others.

Hourglassworks to promote Elder Abuse Prevention Training for staff and careworkers who work with elderly.

The goal of Hourglass is to challenge elder abuse in the United Kingdom (UK) in elder’s own homes, sheltered housing, care homes and hospitals. The organization also aims to prevent the abuse of older people by raising awareness, encouraging education on elder abuse prevention, promoting research and distributing information.
source: elderabuse.org.uk

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