Age Scotland

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

Ofgem strengthens protections for vulnerable energy customers this winter

Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed plans to strengthen protections for customers who are struggling to pay their bills this winter with the introduction of new licence rules for suppliers.

Published 21 October 2020

Delay fire and smoke alarm deadline by at least a year, says Age Scotland

Age Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to delay the looming deadline for homeowners to install interlinked fire and smoke alarms amid concerns of the lack of public awareness and the short term risk of scams and rogue traders.

Published 20 October 2020

Care home visiting restrictions eased

Care home residents and their family and friends will soon be able to enjoy longer visits together and greater personal interaction, health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced.

Published 13 October 2020

Age Scotland calls for winter action plan to support Scotland's older people

Age Scotland has recommended that the Scottish Government draw up a new action plan, setting out how they will support older people to live well and safely throughout winter.Scotland’s national charity for older people said that a swift and effective national response would help address the “acute challenges” faced by older people as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 5 October 2020

Scottish veterans consortium boosted by £750,000 funding

Unforgotten Voices, a consortium of armed forces and civilian charities working to boost the health and wellbeing of older veterans in Scotland, has received new investment of £750,000 from the Scottish Government.

Published 5 October 2020

Communities in Scotland's rural and island areas ageing at faster rate than those in cities

Rural and island communities cannot be overlooked when it comes to making Scotland fit for the future and meeting the needs of an ageing population, according to Age Scotland.

Published 28 August 2020

Age Scotland sees surge in benefits calls as time runs out to save free TV licence

Age Scotland has seen a steep rise in older callers enquiring about Pension Credit as it launches a last-ditch attempt to save free TV for over-75s.

Published 29 July 2020

Age Scotland offers benefit checks for over 75s

Age Scotland is offering free benefit checks for over 75s to help people find out if they are eligible for Pension Credit.

Published 15 July 2020

Still Game star backs Age Scotland Friendship Campaign to tackle loneliness

Still Game star Greg Hemphill has said he is proud to support Age Scotland's national Friendship Campaign to help tens of thousands of older people who are feeling increasingly isolated and lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 8 June 2020

Charities call for urgent action for vulnerable customers struggling to access food

A group of leading charities has called on the Scottish Government and supermarkets to take urgent action to ensure that vulnerable customers are given more support to access essential food supplies.

Published 4 June 2020

Age Scotland survey reveals need for more suitable homes for older people

Fewer than half of people over the age of 55 think their home will be suitable in later life, new research by Age Scotland has found.

Published 1 June 2020

Charities issue joint call for extension of moratorium on evictions

The current moratorium on evictions in Scotland must be extended beyond the current timeframe and include those who are actively trying to ensure their rent arrears are dealt with, according to a number of charities.

Published 26 May 2020