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Resources To Help Local Older Peoples Groups
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GROUPS which provide programmes to promote the health and wellbeing of older people can make one application, per group, this year, for up to £900. The Safe and Well Project, in the Down and Lisburn areas, have resources available for a wide range of programmes such as Physical Activity, Accident Prevention, and Healthy Cooking and Eating.

The Safe and Well Project provides information and referral to a range of social support services to people 65 years and over, who are experiencing social isolation, to help them to live at home as long as possible. One of the key elements of the project is to support older people to become more included in their local community by joining local groups.

Encouraging and supporting older people to join local groups provides the opportunity for the Safe and Well Project to support local Older Peoples Groups by providing resources for programmes, especially those groups who would be unable to continue without the assistance of these resources.

The Safe and Well Project Down & Lisburn Areas has been funded for the next four years with a grant of nearly £1 million from the Big Lottery Fund’s Safe and Well programme, with further funding from Investing for Health, Public Health Agency and the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (NIRDP) which is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and is managed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Don’t hesitate, the next closing date for receipt of Expression of Interest Forms is Friday 3rd June 2011 at 4.00pm.

For further information and an Expression of Interest From please contact Karen McDade on (028) 9756 6935 or Sandra Glover on: (028) 9756 6934.