This month I had a great afternoon at Age Scotland on Causewayside learning about the fantastic range of services they provide for older people through their Age Scotland free helpline.
These services include:
- Benefits checks
- Care home advice
- Retirement advice
- Help accessing local activity groups
- Companionship service for those suffering from loneliness and isolation.
I was particularly amazed that of the 4,925 benefit enquiries they received in 2017/18 Age Scotland were able to secure an extra £587,176.68 for older people who otherwise would not have claimed what they were entitled to.
If you, a friend or a relative need specialised support please call 0800 12 44 222 (Mon to Fri, 9-5).