The Scheme was set up at the start of lockdown to provide essential support to estate pensioners, tenants and those within the wider local community of Dunecht who were self-isolating or fell within the ‘at risk’ groups. Support included collecting and delivering shopping, picking up prescriptions and help with pets.
Telephone support was also provided to individuals at risk of loneliness due to self-isolating or shielding. The team of 33 volunteers included estate staff, their families and five estate retirees. The scheme was a vital lifeline to many vulnerable individuals and strengthened community spirit at a very difficult time.