Living Well in Communities

Supporting people to live well for longer in their community, and maintain their independence.


People in Scotland are living longer than ever before. The over 65 population is projected to increase by 25% between 2019 and 2029.  As people live longer, it gives them more time to spend with family and friends.  But it also increases pressures on carers and health and social care services, as people are living longer with more complex needs.


Living Well in Communities works with health and social care services to enable people with complex health needs to live well in their community for longer.  We aim to:

  • improve support for people with long term conditions, people with frailty and people nearing the end of their life,
  • enable people to die well in the place of their choice, and
  • maximise the impact of preventative and anticipatory care to reduce pressures on carers, hospitals and community services.


Living Well in Communities focuses on three key activities to enable people to live well in their community for longer. They are:

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