Enhancing the lives of older people in South Lanarkshire since 1992

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LEAP was established in the Lightburn area of Cambuslang in 1992 and has gradually expanded into Hamilton in 2013  offering a range of services that best meet the needs of older people in the community. If you would like to get involved either as a participant or volunteer then please contact us here.



Hands on Project Befriending Service

We are the leading befriending service for older people in South Lanarkshire having recently won the Quality in Befriending award. A trained volunteer will meet the client regularly in their home for companionship and reducing loneliness. We can help people become more active in their community by offering short or long term befriending matches depending on the circumstances and need.

(c) Lightburn Elderly Association Project (LEAP)

LEAP is a registered Scottish Charity (SC024196) and Company Limited by Guarantee (SC300044)

Headquarters: 197 Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire G72 7PJ



Hands on Project Handyperson Service

Our trained handyperson volunteers can assist older people by carrying out a range of small repair jobs to help them to remain safe in their home. Jobs include Changing lightbulbs, Changing curtains, Fitting curtain poles/rails, Flat packed furniture, Turning matresses, Cleaning inside windows and cupboards, Installing door bells...and much much more!


R:evolve Recycle

This is our latest project which utilises the skills of older people to bring back a 'make do and mend' culture by offering  swap shop boutiques and pop up shops where local people are encouraged to swap their old clothing form something more relvant. We also offer  an intergenerational education programme which teaches local people how to mend and upcycle their clothing led by older people within our communities. For more information visit the R:evolve Recycle website.


Learning and Leisure Classes

Thanks in part to funding from The People's Health Trust's HealthEngage Fund, we are now offering a range of activitites in the Hamilton area. Activities include Art for Beginners, Singing for Fun, New Age Kurling and Carpet Bowls, Tai Chi, and computer classes for over 50s. Find out more in our  spring newsletter. You can register and then join in with most activities at any time. Please contact Catriona on 01698 907004 or email catriona@leap-project.co.uk for further information.