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Cash boost for support groups

Domestic abuse victims could benefit from the funding

Domestic abuse victims could benefit from the funding

More than 200 grants have been agreed to help community and voluntary groups whose main aims are to supporting the elderly and vulnerable.

A share of £2.5 million, from a newly formed public health resource fund by Derbyshire County Council, will be shared among Derbyshire’s Mind, Derbyshire’s Red Cross and 150 smaller lunching and befriending groups for the elderly community.

A range of services and support aimed at preventing or delaying the need for mainstream social care services is the main benefit behind the boost to benefit carers and users.

A further £675,000 fromt he fund will also be given to domestic abuse and substance misuse services, befriending services and exercise classes which without the financial backing would have been facing cuts.

 

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