Record Details

NGOAge Concern Scotland
Address

Age Concern Scotland, Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1PR

Telephone0845 833 0200
Emailenquiries@acscot.org.uk
Websitewww.ageconcernscotland.org.uk
Background Information

Age Concern Scotland provides information and advice to older people, as well as campaigning nationally on their behalf. In addition, it is a federation of local charities delivering services to older people. The charity (no. SC 010100) emerged out of Age Concern England, becoming an independent organisation in 1995. However, it has been working in Scotland since the 1940s, initially as a branch of the national body (itself then part of the National Council of Social Service), and then gaining further autonomy in 1971. In September 2008, Age Concern England and Help the Aged have announced that they will be creating a new charity in April 2009. Source: www.ageconcernscotland.org.uk

Year Created1995
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies

Scottish Old People's Welfare Committee (1943-1971); Scottish Old People's Welfare Council (1971-1974); Age Concern Scotland (1974-)

Related Organisations

Age Concern Cymru; Age Concern England; Age Concern Northern Ireland; National Council of Social Service (now the NCVO); AGE, the European Older People's Platform

Membership
KeywordsEquality, discrimination and prejudice; Older people; Scotland.
CollectionsThis organisation was contacted by DANGO and to date we have received no reply.
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