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Hourglass Conference 2024

Hourglass Conference 2024: Towards A Safer Ageing Society

In a world with an increasingly ageing population, the visibility of older people in discussions about tackling violence and abuse remains disproportionately low. Hourglass is committed to changing this.

This year's conference, focusing on how the UK heads Towards a Safer Ageing Society, will feature top level launches, policy announcements and expert keynote speakers from the four nations of the UK.

With a General Election looming in 2024, there is an urgency for all political parties to adopt policies that support safer ageing. Therefore, both government and opposition ministers will deliver keynotes as the charity unveils its own manifesto for change, articulating critical policy requests specific to each of the four nations within the UK.

Hourglass will also introduce its Safer Ageing Index for England. This follows the successful publication of similar indexes for Northern Ireland, Wales, and Greater London. These indexes serve as vital tools, assessing the safety of various local areas for the ageing population and pinpointing regions where investment and support is most needed.

Along with innovative panels, round tables and speeches, the conference will also commemorate the 30th anniversary of Hourglass' founding. This milestone presents a significant opportunity to reflect on the charity's journey and the broader societal progress made since its inception. While honouring its past, Hourglass is equally focused on the future, striving tirelessly towards a society where safer ageing is a reality for all.



Confirmed speakers



Farah Nazeer

CEO of Women’s Aid England







alexAlex Davies-Jones MP

Shadow Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Minister







Chair of Mankind Initiative






JOANNAJoanna Elson CBE

CEO Independent Age






PCCSUSSEXKaty Bourne OBE     

Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex Police