Age Scotland encourage people to help elderly or vulnerable

Picture: Michael Gillen
Picture: Michael Gillen

As a result of the severe weather, Age Scotland are urging the people of Falkirk to check in on their older neighbours and friends by helping out where they can.

A statement on their website reads: “Popping to the shops for some last minute ‘beast from the east’ supplies? Why not check if your older neighbour needs anything brought in?

“If you’re worried that an older person living on your street might be alone and vulnerable, it can be tricky to know how to help.

“Don’t know them well? Drop a note through their door with your name and number saying that you are available for a chat or to help with errands.

“The offer might be declined but just the act of reaching out can be a great source of comfort to those feeling isolated or cut off by bad weather.

With a yellow weather warning still in place by the Met Office, it’s more important than ever to ensure we all stay safe.

Falkirk council also said: “Our home care team is out and about providing essential care and support.

“You can help too by checking in on your neighbours during these wintry conditions #beagoodneighbour”