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Age

Age

Both older people and young people have unique experiences if they live in rural Scotland. Access to services and resources is an important issue for both age groups. Social inclusion projects can be a successful method to bring together young people and others and a way to keep young people involved. Older people's needs are similar to those in urban areas, including social, housing, transport, and health care concerns. Mainstreaming issues of age is based upon an awareness of the unique needs of various age groups.

Scottish Executive

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

University of Stirling

  • Service Provision for People with Dementia in Rural Scotland (2006) This article explores the views of Scottish service providers drawn from the voluntary, statutory and private sectors. It highlights the difficulties relating to dementia and rurality faced by service providers in Scotland and considers innovative measures reported by service providers

Joseph Rowntree Foundation