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Hourglass Scotland

Published: 05 February 2021

It is a Scotland-wide Community Hub to provide information, advice and support to anyone concerned about the harm, abuse or exploitation of older people. Based in Fife, but offering services across the whole of Scotland, we can provide support in a range of areas, from prevention and early intervention, right through to direct support and recovery from abuse. Our Community Hub staff and/or volunteers aim to provide:

Flexible and pragmatic support, advocacy

Follow-up calls to provide ongoing support and regular check-ins

A range of information materials, including our online Knowledge Bank – the UK’s first ever specialist knowledge bank specifically relating to the abuse of older people and safer ageing.


If you are concerned about someone’s welfare, please tell someone who can help.

These are the phone numbers:

Duty Social Work (for Children)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744420

Duty Social Work (for Adults)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744468

Outside office hours:
01595 695611

Police: 101

Children’s Reporter:
0131 244 3780