LifeCare receives incredible £75,000 grant from ScottishPower Foundation

We are incredibly grateful to the ScottishPower Foundation for supporting LifeCare with over £75,000, enabling us to deliver significant, life-changing support for the growing population of local older people living on low incomes. Thanks to this support, over 210 older people will feel secure and supported, remain connected, eat well and enabled to thrive in their own homes. 

At LifeCare, we have received unprecedented levels of enquiries for our services post-pandemic and a further huge increase from people on low incomes through the cost-of-living crisis. With this funding, we can reach everyone on our wating lists and ensure 140+ older people feel safe and well at home by giving access to our high quality Help at Home and Meals on Wheels Services. This grant will enable LifeCare to deliver free Help at Home visits and 2,500 free meals to 140+ older people living on low incomes. This will also give essential respite and support to 70+ unpaid carers, many of whom are older adults themselves.  

On being awarded the funding, LifeCare CEO, Sarah Van Putten, said:  

The funding from The ScottishPower Foundation will make a significant difference to the lives of hundreds of local older people. 

 At LifeCare, we believe everyone should be enabled to thrive in their own home and be active within their community.  Over 75% of the people we help live alone and without LifeCare, many older people would be left critically isolated.  

 Our services help people to keep well in both body and mind; delivering fresh, hot and nutritious meals to doorsteps with a smile and a chat, providing help with practical tasks when things are getting more difficult to manage, and offering companionship activities to keep people connected.    

 With a rapidly growing older population we are struggling to cope with demand for care coupled with the rising costs of service delivery. None of our services are fully funded and we rely on our fundraising to sustain our life-affirming services. Thanks to this support we will be enabled to offer our meals on wheels service for free to those that need it and open our Help at Home service for those on low incomes for the first time.  We are all extremely grateful.”  

 If you or a loved one is interested in finding out more about these services, please get in touch by emailing calling 0131 343 0940 or visit our website at