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HOW CAN FAITH COMMUNITIES HELP OLDER PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE ABUSE

8th February - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Hourglass is the only charity dedicated to calling time on the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people across the United Kingdom. With more than 25 years’ experience and expertise, the mission of Hourglass is to listen, advise and support older people at risk of abuse and their loved ones throughout the UK. Every year, more than a million older people are physically, psychologically, financially, or sexually abused, or neglected in the UK. That’s one in six older people who are victims of abuse.

What can faith communities do to respond to this epidemic of violence? In this talk, to be followed by a Q&A, the Development Manager for Hourglass Scotland will provide an overview of what all faith communities should know in order to effectively recognize and respond to abuse. The talk will cover what the charity knows about the scope and nature of abuse of older people in Scotland, the effects of the pandemic on older people at risk of abuse, and the warning signs of abuse and neglect. The talk will also address how faith leaders can help prevent abuse by creating communities receptive to the voices of survivors, and how they can respond to the spiritual needs of victims and survivors.

Katherine Southern is the Development Manager for Hourglass Scotland and Northern Ireland. She is originally from the U.S., where she was an elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and she is now a member of Church of Scotland. She served on the interfaith council at her university and maintains an interest in interfaith work.

Katherine Southern, Development Manager,

Hourglass Scotland and Northern Ireland

Tuesday 8 February 2022

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Details

Date:
8th February
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Organiser

Faith in Older People
Phone:
0131 346 7981
Email:
info@fiop.org.uk
Website:
www.faithinolderpeople.org.uk
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