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Our work aims to provide information to politicians about issues that affect people in later life and how their work could improve the lives of older people.

Some of our recent work is below and if you are looking for information on a particular issue please contact us to see if we can help.

  • The Big Survey

    The Big Survey was prepared by Scotinform and Age Scotland and aimed to explore a wide range of areas of life for people aged 50+ living in Scotland including health and wellbeing, housing, ageism, representation of older people and the impact of Covid-19.
  • Housing Needs of Older People - Panel Report

    Our latest research on the housing needs of older people in Scotland has highlighted a need to increase the availability of accessible and adaptable homes so that people can live well and independently for as long as possible.
  • Coronavirus Lockdown Anniversary

    We wanted to reflect on the last year and have spotlighted three specific issues which haven't always made headlines but nevertheless have had a profound impact on the lives of older people in Scotland.
  • Falls Treatment Pathways

    Age Scotland's consultation on behalf of the Scottish Ambulance Service exploring how older people would like to be treated if they have a fall at home.
  • National Housing Survey

    Age Scotland and ScotInform surveyed 1,231 people aged 55 and over across Scotland on their views of the suitability of their housing, their energy costs and the affordability of their homes.
  • A Vision for Walking Sports

    With the growing popularity of Walking Football and Walking Netball we want to work in partnership with others to develop more walking sports across Scotland. Read our vision for the future of Walking Sports here.
  • What Brexit means for Scotland's older population

    Uncertainty remains over how Brexit will affect the day to day lives of older people. We seek the new UK Government’s answers whether or not a withdrawal agreement is negotiated.
  • Orkney Housing Survey

    In 2018, we commissioned Scotinform, though funding from the Scottish Government, to study the housing needs of older people in Orkney
  • Waiting for Care: Is Scotland meeting its commitment to older people

    Our research found that four in ten older people are waiting longer than the Scottish Government's national guidelines to receive social care that they are entitled to.
  • National Transport Strategy

    Age Scotland undertook a major process of consultation with Scotland’s older people on their transport needs. Read the report's findings here.
  • Men's Sheds - 'The Shed Effect'

    We conducted a report and survey to outline the positive impact that the growing men’s shed movement is having on later life.
  • Age and Dementia Inclusive Communities

    With funding from the Life Changes Trust, Age Scotland’s Early Stage Dementia Project has been looking into what makes a community age and dementia inclusive.
  • 2018 National Housing Survey

    Age Scotland and ScotInform surveyed over 400 people aged 55 and over across Scotland on their views of the suitability of their housing, their energy costs and the affordability of their homes.

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