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 has worked with Researcher Amanda Warburton-Wynn to publish new findings on sexual violence and assault against older people in hospitals.
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.
In order to better understand the human voices behind the data, and hear the lived experiences of older people during the pandemic, subsequent lockdowns and periods of restrictions, Hourglass commissioned a UK-wide poll seeking the views of older people.
The Safer Ageing Index Part 1: Last in line: the lack of profile and commitment on the abuse of older people.
After a year and a half of living through lockdowns, being isolated from families, friends and loved ones, being confined to homes, stark new findings from Hourglass show that older people, at heightened risk from the virus, social isolation and neglect, have been deprioritised by government and beyond.