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Tel: 0131 244 4000 or
0300 244 4000 (for local rate throughout UK and for mobiles)

Older People's Helpline - 0845 125 9732

Older People - Learning, Employment and Volunteering

older woman drawingThe Scottish Government is committed to making sure older Scots have the opportunity to live independent lives. Independence enhances wellbeing and adds greatly to the quality of life.

The way people spend their time changes as they get older and for many there is more free time for taking up new activities, volunteering, trying out new sorts of work or learning.

  • Want to learn?
    Opportunities to help access learning new skills and knowledge.
  • Back into employment
    Initiatives to help older people who want to get back into the workforce.
  • Be a volunteer
    Initiatives to support older people who want to volunteer.