Day Service Volunteers wanted! - January 2023
Do you have a few hours to spare each week? We are looking for enthusiastic, caring volunteers to join our friendly team and help support older people at our day sessions to make a real difference to their lives!
Some understanding of the support needs of older people is desirable, however full training is provided.
Day Service volunteers usually volunteer once a week from 10.30am to 2.15pm at one of our sessions held Monday to Thursday at Napier House.
Please contact Fiona Kennedy by email (email@example.com) or by telephoning the Scott Road office on 01592 756316.
Volunteer Board Member Vacancies - January 2023
We are looking for volunteers to join our Board and play an active part in taking our services into the future. No specific experience is required - just an interest in providing support to older people and their carers in the local community.
If you can commit to around 4 hours a month and are interested in getting involved please contact Fiona Kennedy by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephoning the Scott Road office on 01592 756316.
Want to help us to help older people by making a donation?
We are pleased to offer an online donation facility via our website. The Donate Button found on the top left of every page on our website is hosted by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). It allows you to make a donation quickly and easily through a secure platform using your debit or credit card, or PayPal. You can choose to make a regular or a one-off donation and to Gift Aid it if you can.
All donations we receive are much appreciated and go towards helping us enhance our services.
LLCG has become accredited as a Living Wage Employer - 1 April 2022
We are pleased to announce we have been accredited as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at LLCG receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.90 per hour. This Living Wage rate was announced on Monday 15th November 2021 as part of Living Wage Week. This rate is significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.
In Scotland, more than 14% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage - around 330,000 jobs. Despite this, LLCG has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate calculated according to the costs of living. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis, recognising the value of their workers and ensuring that a hard day’s work receives a fair day’s pay.
Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 52,000 people in Scotland and put over £310 million extra into the pockets of low paid Scottish workers.
New 5 Year Strategic Plan - 2022 to 2027
We are delighted to present our new 5 Year Strategic Plan (Apr 2022 - Apr 2027) (click to view). The plan was produced with the help of Freshsight, a non-profit consultancy run by Edinburgh students who help transform third sector companies into more effective organisations. We are indebted to them for their assistance and insights, and to our Board Member, Allan Deeson, for his collaboration with them in producing the plan.
The Strategic Plan's overall objective is to establish an organisation that not only copes with increasing client demand, but establishes a programme to support carers, and continually explores better and more cost-effective ways of delivering our services. The plan will be subject to continuous review based on targets which have been set against its planned activities.
Our external defibrillator is now active! - Nov 21
Our external defibrillator went live and is now active. We would like to thank Scotmid and Fife Charities Trust for their contributions towards helping us purchase this vital piece of life saving equipment for the community.