We work to improve the lives of all people in later life.
We celebrate ageing and believe it presents unprecedented
opportunities and challenges at home and abroad. We challenge
ageist prejudice throughout society.
We help people enjoy a better later life by providing vital
Our support for hundreds of groups providing practical services
helps older people stay independent at home and able to carry
on doing the things they love most. We also work to tackle
isolation and promote good health.
We will keep developing products that are specifically designed
for people in later life
Our social enterprise arm provides services that address
market failures, and supports the public and private sectors
in the design of age-friendly products and services. Our network
of shops acts as a focal point for local communities, providing
information and help with local and national issues and services.
We provide up to date information through our helpline, publications
The Age Scotland Helpline offers support to on a wide range
of issues - from claiming benefits or finding a tradesman
to staying fit and healthy. Our quarterly magazine ‘Advantage’
provides information, education and entertainment for everyone
in later life.
We work across Scotland championing older people’s
rights and needs
We campaign with, for and alongside older people for changes
in legislation, policy and practice that will bring a better
later life. We lobby at local, national and UK government
level to bring about change where older people desire it.
By joining forces, we will ensure more of our funds go where
they’re needed. Age Scotland is the national charity
for older people in Scotland.
Contact us at: Age Scotland
160 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PR
Age Scotland Helpline: 0845 125 9732
Switchboard: 0845 833 0200
The Age Scotland Helpline offers an independent, confidential
telephone based information service to people aged fifty and
over living in Scotland, and to those associated with them
such as their carers and families. Whatever your questions,
about community care, tax, pensions, benefits or any other
issue, just talk to the Age Scotland Helpline to find an answer.
The Helpline has a trained team of paid staff and volunteers
who specialise in answering enquiries from or about older
people. Our staff are here and ready to help from 10am - 4pm,
Monday to Friday (10am -7pm on Tuesday).
Call us on 0845 125 9732 (local call rates apply)
Textphone: 0845 226 5851
We are working with national and local organisations to make
referring between organisations easier, to ensure that older
people can find the right answer, and get the right help to
act on that information, with as little trouble as possible.
We don't just want to answer enquiries, but to make life better
for all older people, and ensure that older people in the
future won't be facing the same problems people do today.
** AGE Scotland - (COMMENT) **
This is a relatively new website (to me) and has been set
up to deal with Scottish Issues in particular. There was loads
of information; too big to include in your newsletter, but
it’s well worth a look at the website; just type in
‘Age Scotland’ and it’ll get you there.
It can only be to our benefit that we now have the use of
both AGE UK and AGE Scotland.