Throughout 2024, Hourglass is hosting free webinars each month in collaboration with our partners, each one focusing on a different area around the abuse of older people.


We’re sharing our specialist knowledge, provoking insightful discussion and asking our panellists to offer their viewpoints on how we can prevent and stop the abuse of older people and work towards safer ageing.


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whoscountingWho's Counting? The implication of data collection in understanding the abuse of older people.

30th May 2024 from 10am to 11.30am

Older people face significant risks of harm and abuse perpetrated by those in a position of trust, and require specialised policy and service delivery responses. Yet, there is an absence of convincing data to depict the experience of abuse in older age in the UK. This poses a problem to developing effective evidence-based policies and to monitoring progress on the issue. In the UK and internationally, older people are excluded from datasets. In general terms, age-caps in data gathering and the lack of disaggregation between older age groups are key problems.

On data concerning violence and abuse, there is a reported global scarcity and where countries are supported in measuring gender-based violence, often no such data collection guidelines exist for monitoring violence and abuse in later life. This webinar seeks to explore the issues of data capture and analysis, look to models of good practice and understand future developments


WEAADWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2024

13th June 2024 from 10am to 11.30am

By 2030, the number of people aged 60 years or over is projected to grow by 38%, from 1 billion to 1.4 billion, globally outnumbering young people, and this increase will be the greatest and the most rapid in the developing world.

With this should come a recognition that greater attention must be paid to the specific challenges affecting older people, including preventing and ending abuse in older age.

This World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Hourglass will launch a new campaign to continue to raise awareness of abuse of older people, including the 2.6 million victim-survivors in the UK each year, and seek to garner to support to end the abuse, harm, neglect and exploitation of all older people.

Catch up on our previous webinars

Over 20 hours of webinars are available to watch for free on our Knowledge Bank. Covering topics such as predatory marriage, financial abuse and the importance of IDVAs, our roundtable discussions offer unique viewpoints and specialist knowledge.

Click here to watch them