A NEW service providing a daily call to older people has been launched by Age Scotland.

The aim of Good Day Calls is to tackle loneliness and provide older people with security and support.

The service costs £50 a month, with the small profits reinvested back into the charity’s activities to improve the lives of older people in Scotland.

Age Scotland’s chief executive Brian Sloan said: “We know more older people are living alone in Scotland and may not have regular visitors. Some feel lonely from time to time and worry no one will notice if they take ill or are not up and about.”

“It can be hard for family members to find the time to check in every day. Our phone calls will put everyone’s minds at ease .”

For more visit www.agescotland.org.uk/gooddaycalls