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Our Impact

We’re most grateful to Age Scotland’s donors, who give with a generosity of spirit, enabling the charity to make a difference in the lives of Scotland’s older people.

To demonstrate the impact of our work, and make it tangible, we’ve included some indicative costs and illustrations – which relate to our Independent Living work, below.

  • £5 is the average cost of handling a call to our Helpline.
  • £50 is the monthly cost of making a daily welfare calls (Good Day Calls) to each vulnerable older person who subscribes to our service (70 places are available free of charge for older people eligible for pension credit).
  • £85 is the cost of supplying and fitting a Key Safe (through our sister Charity, Care and Repair Edinburgh) to enable older people to return home from hospital.
  • £125 is the weekly cost of providing our Community Connecting service – from which 60+ older people at any given time are gaining active support to connect socially with others with whom they share common interests.

For further information please contact the fundraising team on 0333 32 32 400 or email

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