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Consultation Responses

We respond to many invitations for comment from Governmental and non-Governmental organisations, including inquiries and consultations. You can find our latest responses below.

If you'd like more information about a particular topic you can contact the policy team at policy@agescotland.org.uk


2022 Consultation Responses 

Public participation at the Scottish Parliament - July

Age Scotland's submission to the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee's inquiry about engagement with the Scottish Parliament. Download the pdf version or the word version

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Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People - June

Age Scotland's response to the Scottish Government Consultation proposing a new Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People. Download the pdf version or the word version

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Scottish Carers Assistance - May

Age Scotland's response to the Scottish Government Consultation proposing arrangements for the new Scottish Carers Assistance benefit. Download the pdf version or the word version

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Review of Public Sector Equality Duty in Scotland - April

Age Scotland's response to the Scottish Government Consultation reviewing the Scottish Specific Duties of the Public Sector Equality Duty. Download the pdf version or the word version

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New realities of retail and e-commerce in Scotland - April

Age Scotland's submission to the Economy and Fair Work Committee's inquiry about town centres and retail. Download the pdf version or the word version

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Low income and debt problems - March

Age Scotland's submission to the Social Justice and Social Security Committee's inquiry about low income and debt problems. Download the pdf version or the word version

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Health inequalities - March

Age Scotland's response to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's call for views about health inequalities. Download the pdf version or word version.

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Poverty related stigma - March

Age Scotland's response to the Cross Party Group on Poverty's call for views on poverty related stigma. Download the pdf version or word version.

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Ending the need for food banks - January

Age Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's draft plan for ending the need for food banks. Download the pdf version or word version.

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Excess deaths in Scotland since the start of the pandemic - January

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Parliament's COVID Recovery Committee consultation on excess deaths since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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2021 Consultation Responses

Becoming a Fair Work Nation - December

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on becoming a Fair Work nation. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Anne's Law - November

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on Anne's Law: proposals for adults living in care homes to maintain family and friendship connections. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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National Care Service - November

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on A National Care Service for Scotland. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2022-23 - September

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Parliament's Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee call for views as part of its pre-budget scrutiny for 2022-23. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Scotland's public finances and the impact of Covid - August

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Parliament's Finance and Public Administration Committee call for views on Scotland’s public finances in 2022-23 and how they have been affected by Covid-19. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Patient Safety Commissioner Role for Scotland - April

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on a Patient Safety Commissioner role for Scotland. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Heat in Buildings Strategy - April

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on the Heat in Buildings Strategy. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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Draft Public Engagement Strategy for Climate Change - March

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's call for views on the Draft Public Engagement Strategy for Climate Change. Download the pdf version here and the word document here.

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Energy Consumers Commission Project Plan 2021 - 2022 - March

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on the Energy Consumers Commission's Project Plan 2021 - 2022. Download the pdf version here and the word version here.

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Adult Disability Payment - March

Age Scotland and About Dementia's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on their draft Adult Disability Payment regulations. Download the pdf version here and the word document here.

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National Planning Framework Position Statement 4 - February

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's call for views on the National Planning Framework 4 Position Statement. Download the pdf version here and the word document here.

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2020 Consultation Responses

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill - November

Age Scotland's submission to the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's call for views on the proposed Scottish General Election Bill. Download the pdf version or the word document here.

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Energy Consumers Commission - October

Age Scotland's response to the Energy Consumers Commission consultation. You can download and read the word version here or the pdf version here.

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Proposed Right to Food - September

Age Scotland's submission to a Member's Bill proposing to enshrine the Right to Food in Scots law. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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COVID-19 and Care at Home - September

Age Scotland's submission to the Health and Sport Committee's call for view on the impact of COVID-19 on care at home services. Download the pdf version here and the word document here.

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Town Centre Action Plan - August

Age Scotland's submission to the Expert Group reviewing the Town Centre Action Plan. Read the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill - July

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee's call for views on the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Access to Food: Joint Letter to the First Minister - June

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, Age Scotland, Carers Scotland, Guide Dogs Scotland, RNIB Scotland, Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded, and Which? wrote to the First Minister to highlight the ongoing challenges faced by disable people, older people, and those who are more vulnerable to access food during the pandemic. Read the pdf version of the letter sent here or the word document of the letter here.

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Just Transition Commission Consultation - June

Age Scotland's submission to the Just Transition Commission's Call for Evidence. Download the PDF version here and the word version here.

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Options for refining or reducing the current lockdown arrangements - May

Read our submission to the COVID-19 committee call for views on reducing or refining the current lockdown arrangements. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Independent Review of Mental Health Law in Scotland - May

Age Scotland's submission to the independent review of Mental Health Legislation in Scotland. Download the word document here and the pdf version here.

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Energy Efficiency of Owner Occupied Housing - April

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on the Energy Efficiency of Owner Occupied Housing. Download the pdf version here or the word version here.

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Housing to 2040 - February

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on Housing to 2040. Download the PDF version here and the Word version here.

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Social Care Inquiry - February

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee's inquiry into social care. Read the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Draft Equality Outcomes Consultation - February

Age Scotland's submission to Social Security Scotland's consultation about their Draft Mainstreaming Equality Outcomes. Download the pdf version here and the word document here. 

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2019 Consultation Responses

Benefit Take-Up - October

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee's inquiry into Benefit Uptake. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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National Transport Strategy - October

Age Scotland's submission to Transport Scotland's consultation on a new National Transport Strategy for Scotland. Download our pdf version here and our word document here

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Social Security Advocacy Service Standards - October

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on Social Security Advocacy Service Standards. Download our pdf version here and our word document here. 

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Consumer Scotland Bill - September

Age Scotland's submission to the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee's call for evidence on Consumer Scotland (Scotland) Bill. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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Social Prescribing of Physical Activity and Sport - August

Age Scotland's submission to Health and Sport Committee to their call for evidence on Social Prescribing for physical activity and sport. Download our pdf version here and the word document here

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Budget Scrutiny 2021 - August

Age Scotland's submission to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee's call for views on their Draft Budget 2020-21 Scrutiny. Download the pdf version here and the word document here.

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National Falls and Fractures Prevention Strategy 2019-2024 - August

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on their National Falls and Fractures Prevention Strategy 2019-2024. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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Disability Assistance in Scotland - May

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on Disability Assistance in Scotland. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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Pension Credit reform: Mixed aged couples - March

Age Scotland's written evidence to the Social Security Committee on their call for evidence on Pension Credit reform. Download the pdf version here and word document here

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Prosecution of Elder Abuse - February

Age Scotland's written evidence to the Justice Committee for their call for evidence on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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Consolidating and Modernising Hate Crime Legislation Scottish Government - February

Age Scotland submission to Scottish Government's consultation on Consolidating and Modernising Hate Crime Legislation. Download the pdf version here and word document here

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BBC Age related TV Licence policy - February

Age Scotland's submission the BBC's consultation on TV Licences. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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Draft National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions (2019-2024) - February

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on their Draft National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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