Project information

Festivity with the elderly

Milan will provide a mechanism of support for the elderly over the festive period for those who are most at risk of social exclusion. A Christmas celebration including entertainment, hot meal and gifts will be organised.
We will also provide home visits over the festive period for those isolated

December 2017 - January 2018

Charity information: Milan Senior Welfare Organisation

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  • Need


    Combatting social exclusion
    Reaching out to the elderly most at risk of isolation, ill health and poor mental health
    Providing a mechanism of support for the elderly with physical disabilities.
    Providing much needed escort support for those on wheelchairs or suffering from dementia to attend the celebration
    Recognising the needs of the elderly with physical and mental issues
    We will increase positivity and increase health and well being as most elderly are unable to get out and about


    Providing the elderly support of getting together to celebrate the festive season which might not otherwise be possible and making them feel valued. They will have a sense of togetherness with their own age group who understand their issues.
    Providing support for the elderly over the festive period for those with limited connection with their families will provide a source of community connectivity and have someone to talk to in their own community languages.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Combatting social exclusion and supporting the elderly suffering from ill health


    » Organising a celebration for the elderly with multicultural entertainment, a three course meal, transport and small gifts to promote harmony
    » Providing home visits for the elderly by skilled staff to those most at risk of social exclusion

    What success will look like

    We will evaluate how elderly attended the event and the benefits of the day for them

  • Impact


    We will recognise the needs of the elderly community and how much care needs to be invested into the community to ensure we are providing the necessary support.
    Having evaluated the project long term changes can be made as we will be in a better position to apply for external sources of funding for future projects


    The risks could be not having enough financial support but we will work on this to ensure we promote our project to the wider community to secure pledges and online donations to the full capacity


    We will report to donors by means of a written report, and photographs

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £16,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 venue hall hire for celebration
      £1,800 entertainment multicultural entertainment and DJ
      £1,200 transport taxi's/handicabs to bring elderly to event
      £4,400 catering lunch for up to 200 elderly
      £600 escort 10 escorts for elderly in transport by 5hrs each
      £2,800 management/admin/office costs organising/promoting event/printing costs
      £2,700 sessional staff for home visit up to 60 homevisits over festive period
      £500 travel expenses travel costs for staff doing home visits
  • Background


    Edinburgh, Scotland
    The 2016 population for Edinburgh is 507,170. The population of Edinburgh accounts for 9.4 per cent of the total population of Scotland.
    Persons aged 60 and over make up 19.8 per cent of City of Edinburgh.
    Our project will be a city wide venture for South Asian elderly


    Elderly over 60+ from South Asian communities suffering from social exclusion, living in poverty and suffering from physical disabilities and poor mental health .

    Elderly with limited opportunities and lack of awareness will benefit through this project by having an impact on their well being and social contacts will be enhanced.

    Elderly will feel less isolated and have contact within their communities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Milan is a registered day care provider and we undergo strict rules and regulations to ensure a quality service is delivered.

    Milan is a unique organisation in Edinburgh and Lothian providing services to both male and female in the South Asian community.

    We are a recognised provider having received outstanding grades from the Care Inspectorate and funded by the City of Edinburgh Council to deliver a day care provision for the elderly.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sophia Latif


    RUkhsana Ali

    Day care support supervisor

    Mr Khalid Mir

    Committee member volunteer

    Aisha Jamil



Will pay for one elderly person to be part of a Christmas Celebration and reduce loneliness

I had nobody to turn to until I went to MIlan who helped with my financial and personal issues as well as easing some of my lonliness.

Elderly isolated female who recently became a widow and has no other family