Sunday, 19 July 2020

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  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 or call Georgie-Ann on Dundee 305721 (Mon to Fri 10am - 1pm only).  

Dial OP can also receive referrals by contacting Dundee 305757.