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Keeping the Doors Open

Keeping the Doors Open - dementia board game

In June 2022, Age Scotland surveyed our community member groups to identify the main challenges they are facing and find out more about their experiences over the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

Almost a quarter of Age Scotland community member groups completed the survey, which covered a range of topics, including:

  • attendance levels and whether these had changed since before the pandemic
  • whether groups and organisations had met or delivered services during this time
  • whether they are currently meeting or delivering services
  • what challenges they face and how these could be resolved

Sadly, over the past two years more than 30 older people’s community groups in membership of Age Scotland have closed, and we know that others are struggling. Our report on the survey’s findings highlights what groups told us and makes recommendations about how we can support them going forward.