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Our work today


More than a quarter of a century after LEAP was set up, older people’s needs have not changed. And neither has LEAP’s beliefs, although what has changed is the depth and breadth of services it offers.


Last year LEAP provided more than 12,000 hours support to its clients – all delivered in the front line through its team of 180 volunteers. This support is delivered in 18 communities in South Lanarkshire from large urban areas such as Rutherglen to smaller rural communities such as Strathaven.

Our handyperson service continues to carry out free work for those that need it but now also takes on larger jobs such as installing keysafes and alarms, and building flat-pack furniture at very competitive rates.


Our Leisure and learning classes and activities continue to provide vital outlets for people to learn or hone skills - and meet like-minded people.

Last year, we put on an average of 25 activities a week, with more than 1,100 people attending throughout the year.

And last, but not least, our befriending service continues to match clients and volunteers as well as run several friendship groups.

New to befriending is our dementia service, now being rolled out in Cambuslang and East Kilbride for sufferers of dementia and their carers.

SMILES ALL ROUND... the Mill Street group enjoy each others' company.JPG
Tai Chi Rutherglen
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