Community fund launched on air

Home Instead's Sandra Scott

Good causes in Wirral are being encouraged to apply for cash after a new community fund was launched on Radio Clatterbridge.

The scheme, run by the Wirral Care Foundation, offers small grants to anyone providing a service to improve the well-being of people across the borough.

The foundation is the charitable arm of the local franchise of Home Instead Senior Care.

Business development manager Sandra Scott came into the studio to exclusively open this year's window for applications.

The Community Fund grants money to groups which enhance the lives of people of any age.

Last year, it invested £2,500 to twelve local organisations which could not access access higher level funding.

Home Instead is a family-run business which offers companionship, support or non-medical care at home for older people.

"It enables people to remain in their own home as long as possible. It stops them feeling isolated. The whole ethos is to change the face of ageing." - Sandra Scott, Home Instead Senior Care

The foundation also delivers free dementia training across Wirral.

Registered mental health nurse Cheryl Brown will visit families, businesses or organisations wanting to become dementia-friendly.

Anyone interested in the Community Fund should contact Cheryl or Sandra, on 0151 382 4000, for an application pack.

The closing date is 1st June 2017 and the winners will be selected by a panel of judges.

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