A Frome-based care provider has decided to make its first community grants – money that could benefit any local group in the district supporting older people or working to fight loneliness in rural or urban environments.
Bluebird Care opened its office in Frome less than two years ago, and since has been working hard to support other organisations in the community like the Frome Dementia Action Alliance.
Bluebird Care Mendip’s director Masen Naidoo said: “As well as providing care and companionship services to people living in their own homes, Bluebird Care is passionate about supporting community projects and initiatives.
“So many neighbourhoods thrive because of volunteers who work tirelessly to run community groups, host events and provide services that benefit others. Much of this work involves supporting older people who, without regular coffee mornings, day-trips or lunch clubs, would be left isolated at home.”
The care provider is making available a grant of £250 every quarter starting June 2016, to community groups or initiatives that are working with older people or are addressing the challenges of loneliness within the Mendip area.
The group or organisation that can best demonstrate a need for additional support will be allocated the funds. There is no restriction on how the funds can be spent and no limit to the number of applications a single organisation can make. Application forms are available by sending emailing email@example.com with the subject Community Grant.
Bluebird Care provides care and support to people in their own homes, allowing people to maintain independence and to continue to enjoy living in familiar surroundings. Their work can involve one or more short visits a day in order to help with the everyday tasks of life, all the way through to overnight or 24-hour live-in support.
See their website for more information here: http://www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/mendip/home