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Care & Repair are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £235,487 for the expansion of an existing project that aims to support older people in Manchester to live independently in their own homes for longer and improve their quality of life.
It will identify isolated older people, at risk of poverty and living in poor housing and provide them with support, identifying and using links with local organisations. A new element of the project will provide advice on fuel bills and energy efficiency, such as improving insulation, to reduce heating costs and fuel bills.
The funding will sustain our valuable Independent Living Caseworker Support service, which we have invested our charitable reserves in since October 2012. Last year, our caseworkers raised more than £1million in additional welfare benefits for our clients.
The project will reach over a thousand older people over the next 3 years. We will see people less isolated, with improved independence and quality of life.
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