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Age Scotland training

We offer a number of workshops both in the community and in the workplace that provide information on important issues affecting older people today.

As the national charity for older people, Age Scotland is uniquely positioned to provide independent, practical, informed and accurate information across a number of topics affecting older people. 

Within the community, we offer free workshops including dementia awareness, rights-based training for unpaid carers, older veterans awareness and benefits workshops.

Within the workplace, our programme of training for organisations and their employees raises awareness of ageism at work and provides support to build age-inclusive workplaces.

At the moment, our our training is being delivered virtually rather than face-to-face.  Information on each of our workshops can be found by clicking on the links below.

Workplace workshops 

Age-inclusive workplace training

We have worked with over 7,000 employees across 200 organisations to help build age-inclusive workplaces across Scotland.  Whether you're at the beginning of the age inclusion journey or whether you would like to focus on specific age-related areas, Age Scotland are expertly placed to help.

Our workshops includes Age Inclusion for People Managers, Unconscious Bias and our popular pre-retirement Planning For Your Future.  We also offer Dementia Awareness and Functional Fitness MOT workshops.  98% of those who attend our workshops would recommend them to colleagues.

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Community workshops 

Energy advice workshops

Our free online energy workshops enable older people to get a better understanding of their household energy use, supporting them to stay warm and save money on their bills.

The workshops cover a range of topics, including energy efficiency, accessing benefits and financial support which could help with energy costs and looking at future options for heating. 

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Benefits training

Many older people in Scotland aren't claiming the benefits that they are entitled to, despite the fact that the additional income could make a big difference to their daily lives.

Our free workshop provides useful information for older people and those who support or care for them.  It aims to raise awareness of the benefits that exist to support older people in Scotland and how to unlock them.

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Dementia training

Around 93,000 people in Scotland today are living with dementia and this number is forecast to increase over the next decade. 

Funded by the Life Changes Trust and The Robertson Trust, Age Scotland’s dementia training for the community seeks to raise awareness of dementia, the signs and symptoms and how to be inclusive of people living with the condition.  Our free workshops include dementia awareness and inclusion and rights-based training for unpaid carers.

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Awareness of Scotland's older ex-Armed Forces community

There are many ex-service men and women, and dependant family members, within the older population.  However, many miss out on the extra support available to them, either because they don’t know it’s there, or because they don’t realise that previous military service is relevant in later life. 

This interactive half-day workshop aims to enable staff and volunteers from community groups and services to identify and better support older men and women who have served in HM Armed Forces, and their dependants.  This workshop is free and grant supported by the Scottish Government through the Unforgotten Forces partnership.

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Running fun active sessions for older peoples’ groups

This course is for professionals, and volunteer community organisers, who would like to run fun activity sessions for group of older adults that involve physical movement. It will cover:

  • Physical activity in later life: what research says and public health guidelines.
  • An introduction to Age Scotland's fun and active resources: Power Quiz, Body Boosting Bingo and Around the House in 80 Days.
  • An opportunity to try out leading these activities
  • How to plan, promote, and safely run sessions based on these resources

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