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Clydesdale MSP, Aileen Campbell joined the launch day of the new caring call centre Good Morning South Lanarkshire.

An enthusiastic group of young telephonists are hitting the phone lines to offer vital support to older persons living alone in South Lanarkshire. The caring callers’ will check that older people throughout the area, especially those at risk of isolation, are safe and well in the mornings.

The pilot scheme, set up by Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan), will also support key agencies, carers and families by acting as an early warning system if there any issues.

The official launch of the project is August 26, and there’s still time for those who feel they would benefit from the service to sign up.

Commenting, Aileen Campbell said:

"This is a fantastic initiative from VASLan and their partners and I hope it will be a tremendous benefit for many people in Clydesdale and across Lanarkshire.

"Not only does the call scheme provide an important service by providing support to individuals isolated by illness and act as an early warning system. It gives young people the chance to learn new skills and gain experience in a working environment, helping to increase their job opportunities.

"I am pleased to add my support to the scheme and I was pleased to visit the call centre to meet the youngsters involved and find more about how it will help my constituents in Clydesdale."

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