Faith in Older People is a Scottish charity based in Edinburgh with a focus on spirituality and ageing. They define spirituality as ‘that which gives meaning and purpose to our lives’.
Research and practical action has shown that the spiritual dimension is of great importance as we age. This is a time when we come to terms with issues that matter towards the end of our lives. It guides the achievement of person-centred care by understanding the inner person and their values, and to take this as the starting point for caring practice.
Faith in Older People wants to enable a better understanding of the importance of the spiritual dimension to the well-being of older people. Its aims are to educate, encourage and support volunteers, health and social care workers, members of faith communities and other agencies to increase their understanding of spiritual care and issues around ageing. They deliver events, courses and materials to meet these aims.