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We know that growing older doesn’t come with a manual. Later life may bring changes and opportunities to your life and you may need to know about rights, organisations and services which are unfamiliar to you.

That’s why we provide free information and advice to help you on diverse topics ranging from claiming benefits and Power of Attorney, to care at home and care homes.

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General information

General information for older people in Scotland, including general rights and entitlements, returning to Scotland after a period of living abroad and the rights of LGBTQ+ older people.

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Care and Support

Arranging social care can be a challenge. From knowing where to start, to what type of care and support you need and who pays for it, there are lots of questions to ask. But you're not alone — we're here to help you through the process.

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Money and Benefits

Regardless of your age it is always a good idea to look after your money and budget. In later life however, you may start to have new entitlements, additional costs and need information money matters you have not come across before.

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Health and Wellbeing

Taking care of your mental and physical health is important. Our guides cover staying as well as you can be, keeping active, getting support, NHS treatment, bereavement and mental capacity, a legal term for the ability to make and remember decisions.

Legal and family guide

Legal and family

Information about legal and family issues including making a Will, Power of Attorney, staying safe from abuse, discrimination, employment and driving in later life.

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Heating our homes to a comfortable level is essential for maintaining our health and wellbeing, especially during the typically colder Scottish winters.



Find out about all aspects of housing, including choosing where to live, dealing with problems and getting support with repairs, adaptations and energy efficiency.



Learn more about dementia, common signs and symptoms, and how to live well following a diagnosis

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If you have had at least one day's paid service in the Armed Forces, including Reserves and National Service, you may have additional rights and be eligible for extra support.