Date lodged: 2 April 2019
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the publication of its older people’s framework.
Answered by: Christina McKelvie 3 April 2019
Today the Scottish Government published A Fairer Scotland for Older People – A Framework for Action:www.gov.scot/isbn/9781787815438
This Framework identifies the issues that older people have told us are key to ensuring they are healthy, happy and secure in older age. It brings together the action that the Government is taking to tackle the barriers people face as they age in areas as diverse as health and housing, but importantly it highlights the positive contribution our older people bring to wider society and the economy, by the valuable roles they undertake including unpaid caring, volunteering and by continuing in employment.
The Older People’s Strategic Action Forum, which I chair, have been instrumental in informing and progressing the direction for this framework. I thank them for helping us to develop this work and combat the negative perceptions held about older people.