About Wisdom in Practice

WiP logoAbout the project

Wisdom in Practice aims to build on the skills, knowledge and confidence of older people, to enable you to start or develop services that are led by older people. It works with older people across Scotland to make a difference to the opportunities and services you can use.

The project is supported by a grant from the Scottish Government under the Equalities funding programme and will run for 3 years to early 2016.

We work with people aged 50 and above across Scotland, in cities, towns and rural areas.

We particularly want to work with older people who sometimes get missed from initiatives for older people, or feel they would like to start services that are designed around their circumstances. This includes people from the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) communities and Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

In 2015-16 we are focussing on:
• Supporting new activities in Falkirk
• Participation by older people with additional needs and older people in the equalities groups.