Can you befriend elderly person?
A lifeline service which provides companionship to the elderly in Rutherglen and Cambuslang has expanded.
The Hands On Project (HOP), part of the Lightburn Elderly Association Project ( LEAP), is now offering its befriending and handyperson service for people aged over 50 in Hamilton, Blantyre, Uddingston and Bothwell.
The organisation hosted a successful volunteer open day at St John’s Church in Hamilton in a bid to kick-start the new venture.
There was a chance for people to speak to HOP staff to find out more about the project.
Project manager Liz Nelson said: “Volunteering to help an older person is a really worthwhile use of time and it is fantastic that our open day has generated some new potential volunteers.
Liz stressed that the service the project provides could not be delivered without volunteers.
“They are absolutely vital. I would urge anyone interested in making a difference in their local area and who has a spare couple of hours a week to please get in touch with the project on 01698 907 004.”