Grant of £30k to help elderly in Wetherby

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Wetherby In Support of the Elderly has been awarded a £29,404 grant.

The group was one of nine Neighbourhood Network projects to be given a share of £366,826 after they were invited to applay for the money by Leeds City Council’s Adult Social Care team.

The extra funding will be used to help them provide support and day opportunities for local older people and their carers.

It will also be used to expand projects to combat poverty, isolation and loneliness and help forge closer links with GP’s as well as helping to develop a volunteer driver scheme in the Wetherby area.

Councillor Adam Ogilvie is Leeds City Council’s executive member for adult social care.

He said: “This extra money will be a massive boost to the already excellent work done by the networks and will mean they can offer even better support to older people, their carers and local communities.”