Grant for LEAP Hands On Project Services

leap office picAward Winning Organisation Secures Grants for its Hands on Project Services

The Lightburn Elderly Association Project are delighted to announce that they have been successful in securing a further grant from the Big Lottery to continue with the Hands on Project in East Kilbride, Blantyre, Hamilton, Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Bothwell and Uddingston for an additional further 3 years. The organisation has also successfully secured a grant from LEADER, Robertson Trust, Integrated Care Fund and CORRA to establish an Avondale wide Hands on Project.

Gilly Feron, Chairperson for L.E.A.P, states “LEAP are delighted that they able to continue to assist older people across South Lanarkshire via its long established Hands on Project services which has an 18 year history of having a positive impact on improving loneliness, isolation and independence in older people. Staff are excited to embrace these existing and new opportunities to continuing to make a difference in older people’s lives”.

The Hands on Project provide a free Befriending and Handyperson Service to older people throughout the South Lanarkshire area. Our Befriending Service volunteers assist older people with one to one short and long term befriending support in the home as well as facilitating befriending friendship groups within a community setting. Our Handyperson Service volunteers are keen to help those who need some assistance with small tasks and jobs around the home.

If you think you might benefit from our Handyperson or Befriending Service or you know someone who would, then please call our office on 0141 641 5169 now.

If you have a spare hour or two free each week as a volunteer to help an older person in your community, please get in touch for more information on the number above or via our Facebook page: LEAPHOP. Volunteers will be asked to complete a PVG Disclosure form and attend introductory training. Volunteer’s expenses are also paid.


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