Supporting older people this winter

We’ve launched an urgent appeal to raise vital funds to support older people living across the city this winter.

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Help us keep older people warm and well this winter

1 in 6 older people are currently living in poverty. Many will be forced to make difficult choices this winter.

(Source: Age UK)

With your support, we can deliver the positive care older people need to ensure they keep warm and well and thrive at home.  


Help us deliver free hot meals

More than half of older people have been forced to change their eating habits due to the cost-of-living crisis, increasing their risk of malnutrition.

(Source: Age UK)

With your help we can deliver free, hot, nutritious meals to older people on low incomes this winter through our Meals on Wheels service.


Help us combat loneliness

100,000 older people in Scotland feel lonely all or most of the time

(Source: Age UK)

With your help we can combat loneliness and isolation by offering care and companionship in our Day Clubs and through our Outreach service


Help us support unpaid carers

Almost all elderly unpaid carers in Scotland say their physical and mental health is suffering.

(Source: Carers UK)

With your help we can make sure unpaid carers in Edinburgh get the support they need by offering respite care for their loved ones at our Day clubs and through our Outreach service, taking away the pressure of cooking with our Meals on Wheels service and relieving them of the burden of housework and shopping with our Help at Home service.

Maureen's Story

“You can see her face light up and she sings and moves along, it’s really special to see”

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David's Story

“It has given me a new lease of life which I am grateful for”

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Edith & Geoff's Story

“It’s such a comfort to know she is being well looked after and it gives me a bit of a break”

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How you can support us

Get your family and friends involved in a fundraiser or your company involved with a partnership – contact to find out more


Volunteer with us and change an older person’s life – give us a call on 0131 343 0940 or email to find out more

Pay it forward in our Community Cafe, CafeLife, based at the LifeCare Hub


Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and share our work


Consider leaving us a gift in your will – contact to find out more