A pilot project to help over 50s manage their finances better and avoid the health impacts of money worries has been launched in the Borders by the charity Age Scotland.
The scheme will raise awareness among carers and health professionals of the danger signs of money worries and help them point people in the right direction for help and advice.
Age Scotland’s money advice project worker, Geraldine Day, said: “We really don’t want people lying awake at night worrying when they could be getting the help they need from Age Scotland.
“We hope that by developing links with health professionals and care workers in the Borders area we can encourage people to seek help sooner.”
The pilot project, which will last for a year, is being funded under the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s ‘Making Advice Work’ grants programme.
In addition to working with local health professionals, Geraldine will work directly with older people through Age Scotland’s member groups and other organisations in the area that work with over 50s in the Borders.