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Age Concern lends helping hand to elderly

9th September 2005

Age Concern Scotland, has joined forces with Glasgow Care & Repair to expand their successful Handyperson Service to cover the City of Glasgow.

The free service, funded by Glasgow City Council, is available to people over 60, or people with a disability that either own their own home or live in private rented housing.

David Manion, chief executive of Age Concern Scotland, said: "The current Handyperson Service has been operating in the East End of Glasgow for the past nine years and currently has 15 volunteers carrying out invaluable small repair and maintenance work in older people’s homes.

"Age Concern Scotland is now looking to recruit additional volunteers with DIY or trade skills or anyone who has the ability to carry out small jobs around the home.

The charity would be happy to welcome volunteers from the greater Glasgow area and all training and expenses are covered and tools can be supplied.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Handyperson Service at Age Concern Scotland on 0141 420 3686.