Darlington Extra Care Service wins vital grant

July 2020

Darlington Extra Care service has been awarded a generous grant from the County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF), working in partnership with Darlington Borough Council.

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The service supports elderly people who do not require a move into long-term care but do need extra support with certain tasks to remain living independently.

Since March, the people we support via this service have been shielding and even as restrictions lift, it is vital we remain vigilant to keep people safe.

Unfortunately, this has meant that people have been isolated from their family and friends and limited on what they can do for entertainment.

The CDCF community grants funding programme’s provided a grant of £2,860 that will now enable us to buy tablet computers and creative arts packs for the people we support to help them keep connected, feel less isolated and feeling optimistic during the pandemic.

The grant will support people across our four extra care housing schemes in Darlington and make a huge difference to elderly people in the area.

Rebecca Liddle, Service Manager said “We are so pleased to receive this money. It has been an extremely demanding time over the last few months and we have worked hard to ensure our residents safety but also their general wellbeing.

“The tablets and art packs are going to be invaluable in helping us ensure we keep spirits up.”

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