Ilford charity gets funding boost for south Asian community work

An Ilford charity that helps south Asian people access health and social care has been awarded �78,000 for its community work.

The Sikh Community Care Project in Argyle Road has received a double funding boost from the Big Lottery Fund and the City Bridge Trust.

The former is providing �45,000 to allow the charity’s staff to communicate with groups in south Asian languages about community services.

Staff will deliver presentations on major health care concerns.

Manager Jasbir Sanger said: “We will be going to all community groups if they want us to give talks and presentations and people will have a better understanding of how to access social care for themselves.”

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The City Bridge Trust is providing �33,000 over three years for out reach work to befriend house bound and disabled people.

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