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Older People, Age and Ageing

This Cross-party group's purpose:

  • Ensure that older people and the organisations supporting older people have opportunity to have their voices heard on issues that affect them.
  • Ensure older people have an opportunity to participate in campaigns and policies that affect them.
  • To ensure that rights and issues affecting older people are on the agenda in the Scottish Parliament.
  • A space for those working in supporting older people to share resources, learning and events.

Next meeting

Thursday, June 16, 2022

The next meeting will be held on 

Thursday 16th June 2022 1-2.30pm

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Christine Ryder


Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Balfour, Jeremy

Jeremy Balfour


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

MacGregor, Fulton

Fulton MacGregor

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Clark, Katy

Katy Clark


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Grahame, Christine

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale (Constituency)

Grant, Rhoda

Rhoda Grant


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Lennon, Monica

Monica Lennon


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Leonard, Richard

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)


Outside the Box - secretary

Age Scotland

Scottish Older Peoples Assembly

Scottish Pensioners Forum

Food Train

Independent Age

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland

Action on Hearing Loss 

Alzheimer Scotland

Befriending Network

British Geriatric Society

Camphill Communities 

Campaign to end loneliness

Care Inspectorate

Centre for Cognitive Ageing, University of Edinburgh

Faith in Older People

Generations Working Together

Intergenerational Network

LGBT Health and Wellbeing

Life Changes Trust


Mental Health Foundation

Places for People Care and Support

Roar – Connections for Life

Royal College of Psychiatrists 

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy

RoSPA – Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents

Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber (SBSEC)

TIDE – Together in dementia everyday

Life Care – Vintage Vibes

Living Streets Scotland

Vegetarian for Life

Scottish Association of Social Work

Royal Voluntary Service

Scottish Ambulance Service

Scottish Fire & Rescue

Agile Scotland

 Voluntary Centre East Ayrshire

Group work

Agendas / links


Annual return / report

Annual return / report