Converting Printed Photos into Digital Files

I have over 1000 photos in albums and in envelopes from the printers which represent over 20 years of our family life.Some of the photos are beginning to fade, or get moisture damageI would like to convert them into digital files (jpg) for electronic storage to preserve them for the futureDoes anyone know if this is possible? If possible, how / where could I buy / hire the equipment from?or are there companies around who do this in mass for others at a reasonable price?Ideally in Switzerland or the UK.Can anyone help?Thanks and Bon WeekendKetan