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Elderly carers get lottery funding boost

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
3:31 PM

Elderly carers in Redbridge are benefiting from a £40,000 Health Lottery boost.

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Redbridge Carers Support Service aims to promote better health through exercise classes and peer support for more than 100 carers aged 70 and above.

It received the funding windfall in a grant from the People’s Health Trust.

The money comes on top of another £40,000 grant raised through the lottery.

Cathy O’Keeffe, the older carers services manager, said: “To know that we can now build on the success that we’ve achieved as a result of the initial funding is great news for the team here, as well as to the carers that we support through this project.”

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