It’s a challenging time for older and vulnerable people living with abuse. Financial abuse is one of the most common forms of abuse reported. If this applies to you or if you are concerned about any other type of harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person, support is available. Remember, you can leave your home to seek support for domestic abuse.
Help is available from:
- Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Telephone Advice Line 03300 165 112 Weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm (5pm Fridays)
- We are Hourglass (previously Action on Elder Abuse)
Confidential helpline providing information and support to anyone concerned about harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person.
Telephone: 0808 8088141 www.wearehourglass.org
- Connect to Support Hampshire has a range of information and to assist older and vulnerable Hampshire residents during the current pandemic
- The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline: 0333 370 4000
The number of elderly abused by relatives or carers has risen by as much as 37 per cent during lockdown, official figures show, as campaigners call for “powers of entry” to protect victims in their homes. Victim Support said it had seen a 17 per cent increase in reports of domestic violence against people aged 65 or over, while Hourglass, the only national charity dedicated to elder abuse, said calls from elderly victims had risen by at least 30 per cent during lockdown.