54.18872, -6.36211

Helpline for people experiencing or concerned about harm, abuse or exploitation of older people

Hourglass (formerly Action on Elder Abuse Northern Ireland)

Newry, BT35 5DH

Type of support for people

  • Emotional or social support (e.g. befriending)
  • Information and advice

Help offered for organisations

  • Information and advice
Help offered

We are Hourglass (formerly Action on Elder Abuse) - the only UK-wide charity dedicated to calling time on the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people.

We are warning of a significant increased risk of abuse and neglect to the nation’s older population as widespread lockdown and self-isolation takes effect amid the UK’s efforts to tackle the deadly covid-19 pandemic.

We provide the only national helpline for people concerned about or experiencing abuse. Our experienced helpline Information Officers can help you make the best choice to keep yourself safe and put you in touch with the appropriate agencies.

How to access this support

Call our Helpline on: 0808 808 8141 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)

Contact Name
Tara Smyth
Email Address
Telephone number