Charity funds to help elderly

AN organisation which helps older people has won a grant of £5,000 to support its work.

The windfall will be used by Age Concern Corby to pay for a part-time adviser.

It applied to the Nationwide Foundation, a charity funded by the Nationwide Building Society, for funding to support its work.

The building society’s small grants programme makes awards of up to £5,000 to registered charities in the UK which offer financial and/or housing-related support to survivors of domestic abuse and older people.

John Forshaw, of Age Concern Corby, said: “We are very grateful to the Nationwide Foundation for this donation.

“The funding will cover the costs of a part-time adviser so that we can continue to offer information and advice to older people in Corby when they need it most.”

The new adviser will provide people with information on the services available for the elderly in Corby, as well as carrying out home visits, where necessary, if elderly people need assistance.

Age Concern Corby is operated by a team of volunteers. Based at the house next to the former Territorial Army Centre in Elizabeth Street, the charity provides help and information on a range of issues affecting elderly people.

Information is available on disability allowances, benefits, as well as housing and health matters.

Lisa Suchet, the Nationwide Foundation’s chief executive, said: “Every donation we make aims to help people in need, with a focus on funding charities helping older people.

“We are confident that our grant will make a significant impact to Age Concern Corby.”

Age Concern Corby opens from 10am until 12.30pm from Monday to Friday and people are welcome to pop in.