Thanks to funding received from the Big Lottery Supporting Communities Fund , Dundee Volunteer & Voluntary Action are able to support the following project.
Working in partnership with Dundee Community Transport, HOPE - Helping Older People Engage, Grey Lodge Settlement and volunteers from GetLocalSupport.org we have 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
- who's 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 will be accepted and packs will be delivered approximately 1 week later.