Everyday Packs

Thanks to funding received from the Big Lottery Supporting Communities Fund Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action has been able to support a really good project for Dundee’s older people.  
Working in partnership with Dundee Community Transport, HOPE – Helping Older People Engage, Grey Lodge Settlement and volunteers from GetLocalSupport.org  it has put together ‘Everyday Packs’ for distribution to the older people’s community in Dundee.  
The Everyday Packs will contain a small bottle of hand sanitiser and either a reusable washable face mask or 5 disposable masks.  
These packs are for those who are:
• aged 55+
• socially isolated – so who don’t have any support networks in place that can get these items for them
• digitally excluded – so are unable to purchase them online themselves
• whose general wellbeing will be improved as a result of receiving this
We know that older people who have being shielding and who haven’t been out the house for the past 15 weeks are concerned about going into a shop to purchase a mask and hope that this will be able to alleviate some of their concerns.  These packs are designed as a helping hand to enable older people to get out safely in the first place. 
Given the Scottish Government’s instruction that everyone is to wear a face covering in all shops from 10th July, referrals have been accepted from Monday 13th July and packs will be delivered approximately 1 week after applying.
If interested, please contact Shirley by email on skyles@number10.org or call Georgie-Ann on Dundee 305721 (Mon to Fri 10am – 1pm only).  
Dial OP can also receive referrals by contacting Dundee 305757.