We work with partners and signpost to other organisations who can help seniors with particular issues. Here are some key organisations working in Highland.
If your organisation would like to be added to our page, please Let Us Know!
Campaigning Living it Up!
Keep happy, healthy, and safe with information and local activities. Identify your strengths, chat on the website, provide your views.
Step it Up Highland!
Walking is one of the best ways to get out, meet people, and keep moving. The Step It Up project runs volunteer-led walks for all abilities, across Highland.
Friendship Highland Third Sector Interface
Third Sector Interface working with eight partners to deliver four specific themes of work as agreed with the Scottish Government:
Social Enterprise development;
Supporting and developing a strong third sector;
Building the third sector relationship with community planning: Co-ordination of the regional work, specifically strategic involvement with the public and private sectors, while supporting the locally delivered work of our Partners.
National Pensioner's Convention
The NPC organises rallies and lobbies of MPs, leads delegations to parliament and makes submissions to government on policies affecting older people. The Convention also stages an annual three-day Pensioners’ Parliament in Blackpool, where up to 2000 representatives discuss issues of concern and share ideas in an atmosphere of genuine friendship.
Scottish Older People's Assembly
SOPA exists to give a strong voice to older people about their concerns and experience of life in Scotland, and also raises issues about inequalities of age. SOPA identifies issues that worry the older population and conveys messages from the grassroots direct to Scottish and Westminster Governments. SOPA contributes to and supports policy that has a positive impact on later life and challenges when implementation falls short.
Scottish Pensioners Organisation
The Forum was initiated by the STUC Pensioners Committee as a "national" body, to allow pensioners to speak on behalf of pensioners and was set up after discussion with bodies such as Help the Aged, Age Concern and the Scottish Old Age Pensions Association (now Scottish Pensions Association).
Scottish Senior's Alliance
SSA work with all older people’s groups to allow the “little voices” to be heard throughout Scotland. SSA acts as a consultative body, giving statutory agencies (e.g. Health Boards or Social Work Departments) older peoples’ views on current and proposed service provision, exploring ideas about how older people’s groups can respond positively and proactively to a fast changing external environment.
Health Keep Active
A website utilising a directory to use as an up to date source of information regarding organisations in the Inverness area which cater for the needs of older people. It has been created and is managed by the members of the Inverness Men's Shed.
The Inverness Men's Shed
The Men's Shed in Inverness is run by Alan Michael - they are a small group of like minded men who work together to form and develop a Men's Shed through friendship. There is also a Beauly Branch and network throughout Scotland.
Mental Health Arthritis Care Scotland
Making sure that people with arthritis have all of the support and information they need to live well with their condition
Arthritis Research UK
Information and advice on living with arthritis. And an EXCELLENT guide on managing chronic back pain.
National Osteoporosis Society
A broken bone is painful and debilitating. Stop at One! provides advice, information, and assessment to help keep you in one piece.
NHS Health Literacy Place
A number of papers identify older adults as a group who are more at risk of poor health literacy. Older adults are more likely to be consumers of healthcare services but are also at risk of not understanding the health information and guidance that is provided to them in terms of care and medication
Money Matters Alzheimers Scotland
Provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers.
A network of people with experience of mental health problems across Highland.
Support and advice Tax Help
Tax Help for Older People is a service from the charity Tax Volunteers providing free, independent and expert help and advice for older people on lower incomes who cannot afford to pay for professional tax advice. With over 450 volunteers and a national call centre, it doesn't matter where you live.
TV Licensing Over75 Concessions
Anyone aged 75 or over is eligible for a free TV Licence for their main address. Eligible people can register online or telephone 0300 790 6073. The free licence will cover all the equipment in the property, meaning family or carers living in the same home could also benefit.
Provides individual advocacy services across Highland for older people who are frail
Are you a carer? Do you spend time looking after a loved one? This can be a lonely and difficult time.
Connecting Carers support carers in Highland, and who can advocate for you if you are not getting the help and support you need.
A Blog giving advice to veterans about housing and financial grants
Poppyscotland believes that those who serve in the Armed Forces, and their families, deserve special recognition and support. We reach out to the Armed Forces community at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding.
We want our Armed Forces (both Regular and Reserves), veterans and their families to know they can depend on SSAFA for support now and for the rest of their lives. Our values mean we are committed, practical and understanding.
The Stay Safe project provides volunteer peer-led information and advice to older people, to deal with avoiding scams, doorstep callers, fire and safety hazards, and theft. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.