Age Scotland

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A new emergency energy and food voucher initiative to support Scotland's most vulnerable older people this winter has been launched by Age Scotland in partnership with SGN. The charity is hearing first-hand about the impact the cost-of-living crisis is having on older people, especially those living

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Harbour Homes’ Sheltered Housing Team has received a five-star certificate of nomination from Age Scotland’s Services for Older People Awards. The awards recognise the hard work and dedication of individuals, groups and organisations who make a positive difference to the lives of older p

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A pioneering initiative using storytelling to encourage people to open up about their own experiences of living with dementia has been launched by Age Scotland’s dementia policy forum, About Dementia. The new Storytelling Resource is aimed at people who run groups and organisations working wit

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Fuel poverty rates have doubled among pensioners in Scotland over the last two years according to new research from Age Scotland. The charity’s largest national housing survey of older people identified that 39% of over 65s are living in fuel poverty in 2023, compared to the last available set

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Improving the lives of people with dementia is at the heart of a new 10-year strategy launched by the Scottish Government. The strategy, Everyone’s Story, outlines a vision for dementia policy over the next decade and identifies a number of priorities which would improve the lives of people li

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Age Scotland is calling on local authorities to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ to help older people adapt their homes for later life after new research found that the available services across the country are fragmented, inflexible and difficult to navigate. A new report “Making Adaptat

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The latest poverty and income inequality statistics expose endemic bias in Scotland’s broken housing system, Shelter Scotland has said. The housing and homelessness charity has called for urgent action to deliver more social homes, which it says is the only way to address Scotland’s

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Age Scotland has called on the UK government to extend its energy support scheme in order to protect older people who are going to be faced with significantly higher bills in April. Responding to the announcement that the amount suppliers can charge households for energy has been cut by the regulato

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Projects supporting people most at risk of social isolation and loneliness will receive a share of almost £1 million in support funding, the Scottish Government has announced. The money will help to provide warm spaces, hot meals, group activities and fuel payments to people most at risk of is

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Mark O’Donnell has been appointed as the new chief executive of Age Scotland and will take up his post with the national charity for older people in January 2023. With two decades of experience in the public and third sectors, including as chief executive of the Sight Scotland group, Mark O&rs

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