'Live well' project could bring £6m to East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Programme is hoping for Lottery funding to help tackle problems of social isolation Programme is hoping for Lottery funding to help tackle problems of social isolation

A PROJECT to ensure older people ‘live well’ in their advancing years could bring £6million to Hyndburn, Burnley and Pendle.

Tackling social isolation for the over-50s is the key aim of a bid by Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale CVS to the Big Lottery Fund.

The fund’s Fulfilling Lives: Aging Better programme is on the lookout for marquee schemes to provide active support for the idea in neighbourhoods around the UK.

Coun Pauline McCormick, Pendle Council’s older people’s champion, said: “The CVS has identified four areas of concern to older people in the three boroughs — health and wellbeing, access to services, transport, and financial security.

“They want to be sure they’re on the right track and are holding events in each of the three boroughs to hear from people directly about what they would like support with.

“This event gives them the opportunity to strengthen the joint bid to the Big Lottery Fund and to help bring the money to this area of Pennine Lancashire.”

One of the first consultation events will take place at the ACE Centre in Nelson on Tuesday, from 1.30pm, and others are planned in Burnley and Hyndburn.

Older people, their families and carers are invited to go along and have their say and enjoy an afternoon tea which will be provided free of charge.

The CVS would like to hear from anyone interested in the project. Call Shirley Ashworth on 01282 433740 ext 1006 or email shirley.ashworth@ bprcvs.co.uk.

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8:28am Sat 15 Feb 14

burnleyvoter says...

It's nice to know that there is enough funding available after all to help our older generation to keep their free bus passes - surely one of the best ways to help and encourage them to get out and about?
It's nice to know that there is enough funding available after all to help our older generation to keep their free bus passes - surely one of the best ways to help and encourage them to get out and about? burnleyvoter

10:41am Sat 15 Feb 14

Noiticer says...

Tinkering at the edges but better than nothing. We need a strategic, national plan to provide a comprehensive system of graduated care as people get older. Each person's needs will be different within such a scheme. Alongside it a lifelong plan to encourage healthy living, laws to curb alcohol sales and the sugar content of foods. No doubt there will be those who cry 'Nanny State' but the savings produced for the NHS would help pay for caring for the older generation and make for a better society.
Tinkering at the edges but better than nothing. We need a strategic, national plan to provide a comprehensive system of graduated care as people get older. Each person's needs will be different within such a scheme. Alongside it a lifelong plan to encourage healthy living, laws to curb alcohol sales and the sugar content of foods. No doubt there will be those who cry 'Nanny State' but the savings produced for the NHS would help pay for caring for the older generation and make for a better society. Noiticer

2:06pm Sat 15 Feb 14

jimpy0 says...

one minute theres too many oldies killing the country via the pension pot, then they're getting more cash thrown at them to live longer - make up your bloody minds.
one minute theres too many oldies killing the country via the pension pot, then they're getting more cash thrown at them to live longer - make up your bloody minds. jimpy0

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