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An award winning team

Our work has been recognised on several fronts, including being awarded The Herald Society Awards Older People's Project of the Year for 2019 and VASLan's Organisation of the Year for 2021, recognising our befriending and handyperson services, leisure and learning activities and swap shop boutiques.

These awards are testament to the hard work of our hundreds of front-line volunteers and our small but dedicated staff team.

As well as that, LEAP was awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - the equivalent of an MBE for business - in recognition for its support for older people throughout South Lanarkshire, enabling them to live longer in their homes and play an active part in their communities.

We are a Disability Confident employer and are also proud to have been the only befriending service in South Lanarkshire for older people - and the first in Scotland - to be awarded Quality in Befriending Excellence.  In fact, we are now the first organisation in the UK to have been awarded this for the fourth time!


And we received our
Investing in Volunteers
award in 2015,
subsequently retaining
it in 2019.

disability confident Employer
Herald Society Awards 2019
VASLan Organisation of the Year
Quality in Befriending
The Queens Award
Investing in Volunteers
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