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Information and advice for older ex-service men and women

Age Scotland helpline 0800 12 44 222

Our helpline is there to support you with later life’s challenges and to help you enjoy its opportunities. The helpline team can also provide older veterans with specialist information and advice and make referrals to our partners in the Unforgotten Forces consortium.

Advice guides

You can read our advice guides for older veterans online below.  If you would like to order them by post please use Age Scotland's publications order form, scrolling down to the 'Veterans' section.  There is no charge for postal copies.

Order postal copies of our advice guides

Support for older LGBT+ Veterans in Scotland

This guide offers members of the ex-service community who are LGBT+ information and advice on support available in later life.  It is published by Age Scotland in partnership with Fighting With Pride.

Download the guide

The veterans' guide to later life

This guide offers veterans a route map to embracing opportunities and overcoming challenges that later life can bring, on topics including money, health, care, housing, planning for the future and getting out and about.

You can download the guide for free below. Alternatively we can post you a printed copy/copies for free - just fill our our request form below.

Download the Veterans' Guide to Later Life in Scotland

RAF Veteran and Age Scotland Regional Ambassador Graham Reece shares his thoughts on the Age Scotland Veterans Guide to Later Life.

Combating Sight and Hearing Loss

This guide provides useful tips and information for problems with sight or hearing.  It is written with veterans in mind and highlights additional help for them.  Much of that help is available regardless of whether the sight or hearing loss is or is not related to previous military service.

Download Combating Sight and Hearing Loss

Social Opportunities for Older Veterans in Scotland

This guide gives listings of social opportunities specifically for veterans across Scotland.  

Download the guide

Know of a social opportunity that could be added?  Tell us by email to veteransproject@agescotland.org.uk.

Housing for older veterans

This guide provides information about housing options for older veterans.  It has been developed in partnership with Housing Options Scotland.  

Download the Housing for older veterans guide

The Housing Options Scotland Military Matters service can help veterans find the right house, in the right place, for them.  You can request their support here.


The older veterans' guide to health and wellbeing

Advice for maximising your health and wellbeing in later life, including information about armed forces and civilian charities that can support you.

Download 'The older veterans' guide to health and wellbeing'

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