Sup­port group’s Lot­tery wind­fall

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A group which helps peo­ple with early de­men­tia has been awarded more than £5,000 from The Big Lot­tery Fund.

It is one of 48 or­gan­i­sa­tions to ben­e­fit fram a lot­tery pay­out of more than £1.5 mil­lion to help groups in the South East to im­prove lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and the lives of peo­ple most in need.

East Kent Elder­flow­er­ings will use the £5,410 fund­ing to pro­vide fort­nightly work­shops for peo­ple with early de­men­tia.

This will en­able the or­gan­i­sa­tion to pro­vide per­son­alised so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties for the ben­e­fi­cia­ries that will in­te­grate them into larger groups where they are sup­ported by their peers and staff.

This pro­ject will al­le­vi­ate con­cerns re­gard­ing so­cial iso­la­tion and it will re­duce the stig­mas as­so­ci­ated with de­men­tia.

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