Research is a key facet of the work undertaken by the research and policy team here at Hourglass, and it allows us to illuminate and uncover integral data and factors linked to the abuse of older people and safer ageing.


Hourglass’s research component encompasses long form research reports, briefing notes, and key trend and pattern analysis. Hourglass also collaborates with academics, other stakeholder organisations, and independent researchers to broaden the scope and reach of our work. See below for our latest research, statistics, practical guidance, briefings and evaluations. 

Hourglass policy domestic abuse briefResearch Paper by Amanda Warburton-Wynn

Sexual Violence and Assault against Older People in Hospitals in England

Hourglass has worked with Researcher Amanda Warburton-Wynn to publish new findings on sexual violence and assault against older people in hospitals.

Read the full research paper here





Hourglass policy domestic abuse briefResearch Paper by Hourglass

Safer Ageing - What does growing old in the UK look like?

Research produced by Hourglass in 2020 revealed that more than a fifth of the UK public have personally experienced abuse as an older person (65+) or know someone who has been abused.

Read the Research paper here