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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | June 2021

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Tackling domestic abuse in the elderly

Tackling domestic abuse in the elderly
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Pages: 22 - 23

Article topics: Domestic abuse, Elderly

Hourglass is the only charity in the UK focused on the abuse of older people and safer ageing. The charity rebranded from Action on Elder Abuse in March 2020 and receives around 8,000 calls from those affected by older abuse throughout the year. Currently, Hourglass is calling for amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill, so it better reflects the challenges and reality faced by older people throughout the UK. The seriousness and level of abuse taking place has been pulled into harsh focus by recent lockdowns. Hourglass wants to ensure that all victims, especially from older groups, receive the legal and

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