Elder Voice works from Blairgowrie across a large rural part of Eastern Perthshire. It offers a range of services that aim to benefit and advise older people living in the area. It runs a befriending scheme, offers regular shopping and prescription uplift services, provides a community and patient transport project, and offers a ‘Store to Door’ service with an emphasis on healthy eating. More than 500 older people are registered as clients of the charity’s work.
The Allen Lane Foundation offered funding to Elder Voice at the June 2021 meeting of Trustees. The £5,000 grant will contribute towards general running costs of the organisation. Anticipated outcomes of the work are that older people will have improved connectedness to services with a reduction in isolation and loneliness; and that they will have improved wellness and self-esteem, promoting independent living.