Age Scotland

Age Scotland backs calls for Winter Fuel Payment top-up

Age Scotland has welcomed a Scottish Labour proposal calling for an increase in this year’s Winter Fuel Payment.

Published 28 September 2021

Age Scotland: More than half of older people don't feel valued by society

One in five older people (21%) feel “valued”, while more than a third feel a “burden to society”, new research by Age Scotland has revealed.

Published 15 September 2021

Pandemic increases death rates for people in deprived areas

The death rate of people living in Scotland's most deprived areas was almost double that of those in the least deprived areas last year, a new report from National Records of Scotland (NRS) has highlighted.

Published 1 September 2021

Campaign urges homeowners to install interlinked alarms ahead of rule change

Homeowners are being urged to install interlinked heat and smoke alarms in a nationwide media campaign launched before new fire safety laws come into effect next year.

Published 19 August 2021

Age Scotland partners with Scottish Water to help older people stay hydrated

Age Scotland has partnered with Scottish Water to launch a new campaign to help older people across Scotland stay hydrated this summer and beyond.

Published 26 July 2021

Age Scotland: Scotland must be better prepared to meet the needs of an ageing population

Population and housing estimates reveal greater urgency of addressing the needs of an ageing population, according to Age Scotland.

Published 28 June 2021

Yorkshire Building Society teams up with Age Scotland to help lift older people out of poverty

Scotland's charity for older people Age Scotland has joined forces with Yorkshire Building Society to help make a "life-changing" difference to vulnerable older people's finances.

Published 16 April 2021

Age Scotland reveals £88m in Council Tax Reduction goes unclaimed by older people

Much more needs to be done to boost older people’s understanding of the financial support available and make the process of receiving it much more streamlined, according to Age Scotland after new figures revealed that older people on low incomes missed out on £88 million in Council Tax Reduction support last year.

Published 13 April 2021

Age Scotland’s election manifesto calls for an Older People’s Commissioner for Scotland

Age Scotland, the national charity for older people, launched its election manifesto which is calling on the next Scottish Government to bring forward policies to help our older population and to establish the role of an Older People’s Commissioner for Scotland to promote and safeguard human rights.

Published 9 April 2021

Age Scotland report highlights need to build much more accessible and adaptable homes across Scotland

A new Age Scotland report has outlined the housing needs of older people with a series of recommendations for the Scottish Government and local authorities. 

Published 22 March 2021

Care home visits to resume in Scotland

Routine indoor visiting of care home residents by relatives, friends and carers will be able to resume in Scotland from early March with care providers supporting residents to have up to two designated visitors each and one visit a week for each visitor.

Published 22 February 2021

Scottish Parliament agrees to postpone fire alarm standard to February 2022

The Scottish Parliament’s local government committee has agreed to a postponement of new regulations for fire and smoke alarm regulations until 2022.

Published 17 December 2020

Misleading energy advertising accounts suspended by Trading Standards Scotland

Dozens of misleading energy market adverts have been removed following a campaign by Trading Standards Scotland in an effort to protect Scots consumers.

Published 11 November 2020

Charities to offer free checks to older people to combat malnutrition

Charities have teamed up to offer a new service aimed at an estimated 103,000 older people in Scotland at risk of malnutrition.

Published 5 November 2020

Scottish Government to seek delay to fire alarm regulations until 2022

Legislation which requires all homes in Scotland to have interlinked smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will be delayed by 12 months following criticism of the timing of implementation due to the impact of coronavirus.

Published 21 October 2020