Age Scotland

Tackling loneliness ‘must be a priority’ as 282,000 older Scots feel lonely

Age Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to tackle loneliness as a public health crisis as a priority after new figures revealed that around 282,000 older Scots feel lonely some or most of the time.

Published 11 September 2019

Orkney residents fears over fuel poverty and lack of housing

High fuel costs, accessibility and isolation are key concerns for older people in the Scottish Islands, a new survey has found.

Published 22 August 2019

Scotland's population continues to increase as life expectancy rises

Life expectancy in Scotland has increased over the past three decades but has stalled in recent years, according to a new report.

Published 15 August 2019

‘Urgent action’ needed to meet housing needs of soaring older population

Age Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to address the shortage of suitable housing for older people as the number of single older households continues to rise.

Published 20 June 2019

Elderly Scots ‘waiting too long’ for social care

Elderly people in Scotland are waiting too long to receive the social care they require, a new report has warned.

Published 28 May 2019

Charities join forces to inform older veterans of housing options

Two of Scotland’s leading charities Age Scotland and Housing Options Scotland have teamed up to launch housing advice guide for veterans in Scotland.

Published 8 February 2019

Council cuts threaten vital handyperson services for older people

Services such as Scotland’s Care and Repair housing support services are under threat from drastic public funding cuts, according to a new report.

Published 1 February 2019

Christmas charity partnership gives older persons’ groups the festive factor

Property management company Ross and Liddell is partnering with Age Scotland to deliver a special Christmas gift to older people across the country.

Published 27 September 2018

Significant rise in older people living alone ‘should be wake-up call to government’

The national charity for older people is warning of potential issues ahead if policymakers do not create more housing for the country’s ageing population.

Published 13 July 2018

Charity launches comprehensive guide to housing options for older people

Scotland’s most comprehensive housing options guide for older people has been launched by Age Scotland and housing minister Kevin Stewart.

Published 26 June 2018

Age Scotland calls for council tax break to help end fuel poverty

A charity is calling for the Scottish Government to reduce council tax for homeowners who carry out energy efficiency measures to tackle fuel poverty.

Published 15 May 2018

More than one in four older Scots struggling with fuel bills

More than one in four older Scots with health conditions are struggling to pay their fuel bills, according to new research by Age Scotland.

Published 23 February 2018

Scotland ‘failing to meet housing needs’ of older and disabled people

Urgent action is required to reverse the shortage of housing for older and disabled people as Scotland struggles to meet the needs of a rapidly ageing population, according to a new alliance of charities and other organisations.

Published 12 February 2018

Care home closure ‘rings alarm bells’ across sector

A charity for older people is calling for urgent action to protect vulnerable residents amid rising costs and closures across Scotland’s care sector.

Published 9 February 2018