Home & care information & advice service

Information, Friendship and Advice

What does it do?

Our service aims to help you live safely and well at home, and to understand the options open to you if you would like to move home:
Housing choices
Information about the different options and where to find out more about the sort of housing that interests you.

Home safety and security
Advice on safety at home, including protecting yourself from scams and gas and fire safety.

Sheltered Housing
Designed for older people, usually includes an alarm system, communal areas and a scheme manager.

Care homes
Are you considering or looking for a care home? Find information about how to find a care home and use our care home checklist.

Paying for Care
Find out more about paying for permanent and temporary care and how being part of a couple can affect your eligibility for assistance.

Who it is for?

For people aged fifty and over living in Scotland, and their friends, carers and families. 

Where it is available?

National service (Scotland).

What it costs:

It is a free service.

How to access or apply for it:

Call us on 0800 12 44 222 
Telephone interpretation is also available

Additional information:

Age Scotland is dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.


Info last updated:

Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PR