Grants of almost £1 million approved to support vulnerable people live full and independent lives

Community organisations across the county that support the most vulnerable to live independently have benefitted from grants of nearly £1 million, awarded by Hampshire County Council, this week.

Jan 18 2017

At her decision day on Thursday 17 January, Councillor Liz Fairhurst, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care, awarded 11 voluntary and community groups a total of £973,400. The funding will help support people with a range of issues such as deafness, HIV, sight loss, as well as help for older people and adults with autism.

Councillor Fairhurst said: “These organisations provide locally-based, timely support to their communities, offering a diverse range of services across the county. Our grant funding makes a big difference to residents by supporting the delivery of services that improve health and wellbeing, remove barriers to employment and enhance overall quality of life.”

The money has come from the County Council’s Supportive Communities Programme which aims to support organisations that develop new and innovative ways to support communities to become better connected and help people live independently for longer.