Housebuilder donates £5,000 to elderly care charity

BARRATT Developments East Scotland has donated £5,000 to elderly care charity, LifeCare, with the funds set to be used to help support those who have been shielding during the pandemic return to normality.

Following its success in Barratt Developments’ company-wide virtual 500k challenge for the Prince’s Trust, the Barratt East Scotland team, which walked a combined total of 1,721km, was awarded £5,000 to donate to a charity of its choice.

It selected LifeCare, a local charity which offers registered care, outreach activities and help at home services for older people.

Alison Condie, MD at Barratt East Scotland, said, “LifeCare carry out incredible work supporting those vulnerable and in need of care. We’re pleased that our employees nominated the charity and we hope that our donation will help them to continue to provide these crucial and important services.”

Claire Montgomery, LifeCare’s trusts fundraising and communications manager, added, “A huge thanks to everyone at Barratt East Scotland for this terrific award – it’s truly appreciated. As a registered charity, LifeCare is reliant on the generosity of our funders to enable us to deliver quality care that our older population deserve.

“We have supported over 770 local older people through the pandemic, many of whom had no other available support. We have offered safely delivered care in the home, remote support by phone and doorstep visit, shopping and prescription deliveries, and we have set up our brand new meals on wheels service which has already served up over 9,000 hot meals to doorsteps. Our continued care has supported isolation issues and enabled people to remain living independently in their own homes. We look forward to fully opening all services again as soon as we are safely able.”

As part of its community benefits programme, Barratt works with a range of local causes, and revealed it has continued to step up its efforts through the Barratt and David Wilson Community Fund.