Get Hands On to help the elderly
A Cambuslang-based charity are looking for volunteers to help them tackle loneliness and alienation among the elderly.
LEAP’s Hands on Project provides free, practical assistance to people over the age of 50 who require some additional help due to isolation or health difficulties.
The Hands On Project, which operates in Rutherglen and Cambuslang, consists of two strands – a befriending service and a handyperson service.
The befriending service provides short or long-term one-to-one friendship and companionship to older people who may be isolated or lonely.
It also assists with reconnecting older people back into their community, for example, by enabling people to attend local clubs or activities.
The Handyperson Service provides free, practical assistance with small jobs and tasks around the home such as changing lightbulbs, curtains and smoke alarm batteries, building small flatpack furniture, and lots more.
LEAP are in need of both more befriending and handyperson volunteers.
Volunteers will have their expenses covered, can choose to be a befriender or a handyperson or both, depending on their own interests and skills.
The project are seeking help from volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and experience.
If you can volunteer, or if you know someone who could use LEAP’s services, contact them on 0141 641 5169.