You will not need to pay for the costs of phone calls which begin with 0800 or 0808. You will pay local rates for numbers which begin with 0845. If you phone from a mobile phone, charges may vary depending on your network provider. You may have to pay national call rates for other numbers depending on where you live.
Help the Aged Seniorline
Phone 0808 800 6565
For practical support to help older people live independent lives, such as free advice leaflets and a welfare rights advice line. It also offers a range of paid-for services and products tailored to meet the needs of those over 50. You can also find out more on the Help the Aged website.
Age Concern Information Line
Phone 0800 00 99 66
Provides wide-ranging information on issues affecting older people and their carers. It also provides details of local Age Concern groups. You can find out more on the Age Concern website.
Age Concern Scotland
Phone 0131 220 3345
Find free information on issues affecting older people and their carers on the Age Concern Scotland website.
Alzheimer’s Scotland – Action on Dementia
Phone 0131 243 1453
For free advice, help and support on issues relating to dementia
The Royal British Legion Legionline
Phone 0845 7 725 725
Provides information for the ex-service community and their dependants. You can find out more on the Royal British Legion website
Phone 0870 128 8080 or
020 7833 2181
You can find the number of your local bureau in the phone book, or visit the Citizens Advice website
Citizens Advice Scotland
Phone 0131 550 1000
You can find your local bureau in the phone book, or visit the Citizens Advice Scotland website.
Counsel and Care
Phone 0845 300 7585
Advice for people over 60, their friends and families. Visit the Counsel and Care website for more information.
The Scottish helpline for Older People
Phone 0845 125 9732
For confidential and independent information for older people and their relatives, and those people who care for or work with them.