Useful Information for Older People
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. Their aim is to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can enjoy later life.
Phone: 0800 124 4222
Attendance Allowance helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough that you need someone to help look after you.
Phone: 0800 731 0122
Service providing an information about benefits advice, welfare rights and debt matters.
Phone: 0131 200 2360
Losing a loved one is always a difficult and worrying time. You may need practical advice to help you cope, or someone to talk to about how you feel.
Care & Repair Service
Affordable DIY and repairs for older and disabled residents
Phone: 0131 337 111 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Disabled Living Centre
The Disabled Living Centre has a display of equipment to assist independent living for people with physical disabilities, their carers and professional staff.
For Continence Garments contact District Nurses on 0131 228 7503
If you, or someone you know is over 50 years old and smokes and either lives alone, has mobility issues or uses medical oxygen you can arrange a free Fire Safety Home Visit.
Phone: 0800 0731 999
Garden Aid service run by Edinburgh Council provides grass cutting service and hedge trimming service for elderly.
Phone: 0131 529 7881
Run by Cyrenians, Golden Years offers an innovative Befriending/Community Connecting Service with a diverse range of options to help tackle isolation and loneliness for the over 60’s in Edinburgh.
Referrals done by Community Link Worker.
Health information from NHS Inform that anyone living in or visiting Scotland can trust.
NHS Inform phone: 0800 22 44 88
Find out about the different types of hearing loss, how to get your hearing tested, and what can help you hear better and overcome communication challenges.
Phone: 0808 808 0123
Personal Alarms and Home Safety
Technology enabled care refers to the use of telehealth, telecare and telemedicine in providing care for people that is convenient, accessible and cost-effective. These services use technology to support people to live safely and independently in their own homes, and can be helpful to people at risk of falls.
Phone: 0800 011 3200
Social Care Direct
You may need help due to illness, frailty, disability or concerns about your own or someone else safety.
Social Care Direct offers a wide range of health & social care services for adults.
Phone: 0131 200 2324
Veterans UK provides free support for veterans and their families, including a helpline, Veterans Welfare Service, Defence Transition Services and injury/bereavement compensation scheme payments
Helpline: 0808 1914 2 18