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 Caithness and Sutherland
East, Mid and Wester Ross and Inverness
Co-ordinator for Lochaber, Skye and
Lochalsh, Badenoch and Strathspey,
Nairn and Inverness
Highland Older People’s Groups Get-Togethers
An opportunity for older people’s groups to come together and look at common issues, share information about local services and suggest content and activities for future gatherings in your area.
Highland Senior Citizens Network & Age Scotland
We've had a really successful programme of Older People's Groups Get-Togethers over the past year - meeting in Inverness, Caithness, Badenoch & Strathspey, Lochaber and Skye and Lochalsh.
We hope to continue these in Spring 2018 and to extend to areas not already involved. Watch this space!
Co-ordinators' Report from May 2016:
"Report for the NHS Highland Integrated Care Fund funding for HSCN Co-ordinators"
Funding and Outcomes so far and plan of what is next (Click Here)
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org;
"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