Age Scotland exists to improve later life for older people.
We fund, develop and mentor local groups - helping create places where older people come together - bringing joy and a renewed sense of purpose into their lives and support to those who need it most.
The Age Scotland Helpline provides information and advice to thousands of older people each year, enabling them to make informed choices in their lives.
Our policy and government team provide opportunities for older people to challenge disadvantage and unfairness, and also ensure that older people’s ideas for a better Scotland reach the ears of those who need to hear them.
Join us – let’s make Scotland a better place for older people.
We are a new charity formed from the merger Age Concern Scotland and Help the Aged in Scotland. We are the national charity for older people in Scotland. Through the merger we brought together over 100 years’ experience of working as charities to promote a better quality of life for older people in Scotland. We recognise and appreciate the full diversity of Scotland’s older adult population. We are a charity committed to age equality, and to the human rights and equalities principles established in the founding of the Scottish Parliament.
We have 505 member groups, 249 of which are groups ‘of and for older people’. These groups reflect the diversity of older people in Scotland, and cover all parts of Scotland. In the course of a year we listen and speak with hundreds of thousands of Scotland’s older people. Our member groups and supporters are the lifeblood of the charity and the focus of all we do.
Our aim is a Scotland and a world where older people flourish as valued and equal citizens.
Age Scotland aims to:
Established: April 2010
Phone number: 0845 833 0200
Address: Causewayside House 160 Causewayside Edinburgh EH9 1PRView charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
Spread the Warmth - Festive Grants Appeal 2010Help us reach our target of £15,000 to give Scotland’s older people a Christmas lunch t... More