Appeals: PSS

PSS (Personal Service Society), a large voluntary service work agency, needs to raise pounds 25,000 to continue its work helping elderly people to live independently within the community and out of institutional care. The society has pioneered various schemes: two involve respite care when a person needs to recuperate after an illness or give their usual carer a break. It also organises a daily carers scheme which supplies a vetted helper to an elderly person who cannot find a person to give some extra help around the house. Part of PSS's funding comes from local and health authorities, but the rest must be found through donations.

Director, PSS, 18 Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BE, telephone 051-707 0131.

The Independent welcomes details of appeals from readers. They should be sent in writing (no more than 100 words) to Joanna Gibbon, Gazette, The Independent, 40 City Road, London EC1Y 2DB (fax 071-956 9358). Please include a daytime telephone number.