New charity partnership with Leonardo!

The employees of local aerospace engineering company Leonardo have chosen LifeCare as their new charity partner!

L-R: Wendy Robertson (LifeCare), Pervaiz Hussein (Leonardo), Vicki Bradley (LifeCare), Mark Stead (Leonardo), John Weitzen (Leonardo)

Leonardo’s Edinburgh employees have voted to make LifeCare the focus of their charitable fundraising for the next two years.   

The support from Leonardo will enable LifeCare to continue to deliver our core services at a critical time.  We have had unprecedented levels of referrals across all our care services post-pandemic, with our Help at Home service experiencing a 250% increase in enquiries.  This comes at a time when the cost of running all our services is growing significantly.  

We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen by Leonardo employees as their charity partner across the next two years.   Sadly, older people have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Their health and wellbeing have suffered significantly and we are struggling to cope with demand for care and the rising costs of service delivery. None of our services are fully funded and we rely on our fundraising to support our life-affirming services.  

We look forward to working with the team at Leonardo to help them to raise funds for our positive and practical support that older people need to live their lives with extra zest. Also we can help the staff learn more about living with dementia and how then can actively support their affected family members. 

Over 85% of the people we help across the city live alone and without LifeCare, many older people would be left critically isolated.  Our services provide the earlier help people need to keep them well in body and mind; helping when things are getting more difficult to manage, centred on the unique needs of each individual.  We are extremely grateful for every pound raised.

James Wells, LifeCare’s Chief Executive

The relationship-based approach taken by LifeCare to offer holistic support to older people is so vital. Our employees will be proud to support their efforts, which deal so attentively not only with each individual’s practical needs, but also with their sense of confidence, independence and quality of life. So many factors are affecting older people and their families in today’s challenging post pandemic climate and we will be striving to raise as much as we can for this important charity. 

Mark Stead, SVP, Radar and Advanced Targeting for Leonardo in Edinburgh


LifeCare is a registered charity and relies on the support of its generous funders.  In addition to Leonardo’s support, LifeCare receives funding from The Bank of Scotland Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation and The Stafford Trust. The proceeds from our busy community hub and café on Cheyne Street in Stockbridge also go towards the organisation’s core services.