A message from our Chair, Dr Ian McNamara
HSCN has been successfully campaigning on issues that impact senior citizens for over 20 years. As the over 55s become a larger proportion of the population, it's more important than ever that our voice is heard. Our Strategic Plan, Alternative Futures, shows how we aim to achieve this.
Join us today to make your voice heard.
In 2015 we appointed two Co-ordinators to assist the Chairman and the Board of Trustees to network communities in Highland Region.
They are :
Contact: 07933 653313
Co-ordinator for Skye, Lochalsh, Wester
Ross and Assynt, Mid Ross, Inverness
West and Lochaber
Co-ordinator for Caithness, Sutherland, East
Ross, Inverness East, Badenoch and
Strathspey, Ardersier and Nairn
NEWS FLASH - Highland Older People’s Groups Get-together
Highland Senior Citizens Network & Age Scotland
Merkinch Centre, Thursday 6th October, 11am – 2pm
An opportunity for older people’s groups to come together and look at common issues, share information about local services and discuss the idea of having a programme of gatherings in local areas. Presentations by:
· Highland Council Welfare Support Team
· Volunteering Service, Raigmore Hospital
· The Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (HADP)
All HSCN and Age Scotland members are invited to attend. Please confirm attendance and any dietary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07716 884989 by Thursday 29th September
Other venues and dates to be arranged to include Fort William, Ullapool, Wick and Grantown-on-Spey.
NEWS FLASH - Anne and Kelly have finalised the Co-ordinators' Report on funding entitled:
"Report for the NHS Highland Integrated Care Fund funding for HSCN Co-ordinators" dated 19 May 2016
Funding and Outcomes so far and plan of what is next (Click Here)
News Flash - February 2016
Report on Funeral Poverty in Scotland - a review for the Scottish Government
Funeral Poverty in Scotland (click here)
by Citizen Advice Bureau, Spectrum House, Powderhall Road, Edinburgh
Tel 0131 550 1000 if you want a hard copy.
News Flash - December 2015
Report on Convention on the Rights of Residents in Care Homes for Adults and Older People.
Scottish Care, 54a Holmston Road, Ayr, KA7 3BE
Tel: 01292 270240; Email: email@example.com;
News Flash - April 2015
"Who's Here for Me?" the DVD based on Dr Sara Bradley's research is now available on the Research page. We welcome any feedback on the Let Us Know page.
"Crabbit Old Woman", also variously titled "Look Closer", "Look Closer Nurse", "Kate", "Open Your Eyes" or "What Do You See?"is a poem written in 1966 by Phyllis McCormack, then working as a nurse in Sunnyside Hospital, Montrose. The poem is written in the voice of an old woman in a nursing home who is reflecting upon her life. Crabbit is Scots for "bad-tempered" or "grumpy".
HSCN in conjunction with Eden Court Theatre, Inverness created a short video of the poem to be shown at their annual Conference in April 2015.
Who we are
A Highland-wide network of local voices, joined to be representative of the 77,000 people of the Highlands who are over 55.
We aspire to be independent, well-informed and credible; and above all, to truly empower the voices of senior citizens across Highland.
What we do
Celebrate our contribution to communities
Share good practice in enabling well-being
Inform, support and achieve positive action for change
Ensure that our voice is heard and impacts decisions that affect us
Collectively advocate for vulnerable older adults to ensure their human rights are respected
How we work
We work with our members, to identify issues that impact their well being.
We undertake research projects to provide evidence for change: click to find out more.
We inform public sector bodies about what our members tell us, and campaign on issues.
Do you have an issue you feel must be addressed?
Do you want to help with our campaigns?
Do you have skills that can help with HSCN's work?
Let us know! or
Join us today to become a member