FIFERS are being asked to nominate their champions for older people in the local area for this year’s Age Scotland Awards.
The charity is looking to find individuals, groups, partnerships and services that are inspirational in making a difference to older people in communities across Scotland.
Brian Sloan, chief executive of the charity, said: “Through the awards we aim to challenge popular myths about later life and our ageing population, demonstrate the vibrancy of older people’s voluntary action, and inspire others to follow the example of Scotland’s best services for, and by, older people.”
Residents are asked to nominate in five different categories – The Jess Barrow award for Campaigning and Influencing, awarded to an individual or group whose campaigning has highlighted a specific issue and affected change to the benefit of older people; The Volunteer of the Year award for someone who has gone that extra mile; The Services for Older People Award for groups and organisations which have given older people ‘that little bit of help’; The Patrick Brooks Award for Partnership Working; and the Member Group of the Year Award given to an Age Scotland member group whose activities have championed the needs of older people and had a profound impact on its members.
Full details on all categories and how to nominate are available online at www.agescotland.org.uk/awards or by calling 0845 833 9334 to request a postal entry form.