Tag: Age Scotland

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Call to delay alarm rules for two years

Age Scotland is calling for a two year extension – to February 2023 –  to the deadline for homeowners to install interlinked fire and smoke alarms, to give enough time for the 1.5 million homes across Scotland to comply with the Scottish government’s rules.

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Charity warns of Test and Protect scams

If you have any concerns, you can always hang up and call back on the official number (0800 030 8012), ideally from another phone or after waiting to make sure the line is clear.

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Arran elderly urged to act ahead of winter

The advice comes after statistics from National Records of Scotland showed that winter deaths rose to their highest level in 18 years last year – with over 75s being the biggest group affected.

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Elderly urged to check their electricity costs

The national charity for older people, Age Scotland, is encouraging older Scots to check if they could save money by switching electricity providers and by having a quick benefit entitlement check by calling their free helpline.