Aireborough Voluntary Services to the Elderly (AVSED) in Leeds aims to prevent and/or relieve social isolation amongst older people by providing a variety of opportunities to socialise, exercise, learn new skills, by acting as a signposting service for advice, by support to help independent living at home. Trusthouse awarded a Major Revenue grant of £30,000 over three years towards the salary and running costs of AVSED’s transport service.  This provides free transport to and from AVSED’s on-site activities, plus local outings.  AVSED attributes much of its success in attracting participants to this essential door-to-door support for people who have little access to private transport and would struggle with public transport.

Elderly woman sitting a tea party, holding a toddler in her arms