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Consultation Responses

We respond to many invitations for comment from Governmental and non-Governmental organisations, including evidence submissions and consultation papers. You can find our latest responses below.


2021 Consultation Responses

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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2018 Consultation Responses 

Draft Statutory Guidance on Funeral Costs - November

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on Draft Statutory Guidance on Funeral Costs. Download the pdf version here andthe word document here

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Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill - November

Age Scotland's submission to the Local Government and Communities call for evidence on Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill - November. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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Transport (Scotland) Bill - September

Age Scotland's submission to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee's call for evidence on Transport (Scotland) Bill. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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Integrated Advice - September

Age Scotland's submission to Money Advice Service's call for evidence on Integrated Advice. Download our pdf version here and the word document here

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Social Security and In-work Poverty - August

Age Scotland's submission to the Social Security Committee's call for evidence on Social Security and In-work Poverty. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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Funeral Expense Assistance Regulations - July

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

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Funeral Expense Assistance Regulations - June

Age Scotland's written submission to the Social Security Committee on Funeral Expense Assistance. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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Bank Closures: Impact on local businesses, consumers and the Scottish economy - April

Age Scotland's submission to the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee call for evidence on Bank Closures. Download pdf version here and word document here

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Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 - April

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government consultation on Draft Regulations making provision in relation to Social Security Appeals. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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A Connected Scotland - April

Age Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on their draft strategy to tackle loneliness and social isolation. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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