Age Scotland

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

Age Scotland calls for investment in social care amid coronavirus pandemic

Age Scotland is calling for more investment in social care staff and resources, as well as support for unpaid carers, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 29 April 2020

Age Scotland hosts virtual tea party to help older people in need

Age Scotland is asking people across the country to hold a virtual tea party to raise vital funds to support older people in need during COVID-19 and beyond.

Published 28 April 2020

Care home residents ‘must not be written off’ as coronavirus deaths rise sharply

Age Scotland has called for a redoubling of efforts to protect care home residents as the latest figures reveal that 537 have died as a result of COVID-19.

Published 23 April 2020

Age Scotland welcomes Scottish Government funding for helpline expansion

Age Scotland has welcomed a significant new investment from the Scottish Government to help expand and sustain its helpline service for older people as the country responds to coronavirus.

Published 22 April 2020

Age Scotland calls for increased support as care homes account for quarter of COVID-19 deaths

Age Scotland has called for older people to receive fair and equal access to medical treatment after figures showed that care home residents have accounted for a quarter of all Scottish coronavirus deaths.

Published 16 April 2020

Age Scotland recovers record £719,000 in unclaimed benefits for older people

Age Scotland has helped to identify £719,000 in unclaimed benefits for older people.

Published 4 March 2020

Southside Housing Association Care & Repair service 'highly commended'

Southside Housing Association's Care & Repair Handyperson Home & Hospital Service has been awarded a 'highly commended' certificate in the 'Services to Older People' category at the Age Scotland 2019/20 Awards.

Published 27 February 2020

Age Scotland seeks views of over-55s on housing energy needs

Age Scotland, the national charity for older people, is seeking the views of people over the age of 55 about their housing and household energy needs.

Published 10 January 2020

Growing and ageing population ‘highlights urgent need for housing investment’

New statistics showing Scotland’s population is to continue to increase and age is further evidence of the desperate need for more financial support for the housing sector, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 22 October 2019

Age Scotland cautions against complacency amid ‘significant’ reduction in additional winter deaths

Scotland recorded a 13% drop in deaths last winter and a 57% seasonal decrease in additional deaths compared to the previous year, new figures have shown.

Published 16 October 2019

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