Cash boost for people with Alzheimer's in North Yorkshire

Cash boost for people with Alzheimer's in North Yorkshire

Help is at hand for people with Alzheimer's looking to move into residential care homes in North Yorkshire, thanks to a cash grant awarded to the local branch of the Alzheimer's Society.

The Big Lottery Fund has donated £432,446 to the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale branch of the charity.

Over the next three years it will use the money in its 'Living well with Dementia project, which provides all kinds of support to people with dementia, from legal, financial and benefits advice, emotional support and help with moving into residential care homes.

"[This project] will offer personal support, self-help groups in the market towns and, crucially, links with the Health and Social Care Services as part of an individual's diagnosis and treatment services," said Colin Barnes, manager of the Alzheimer's Society's Scarborough branch.

Vanessa White, Big Lottery Fund head of region for Yorkshire and the Humber, said that the grant would help reduce the feeling of isolation for those in sparsely populated areas of North Yorkshire.

According to the Alzheimer's Research Trust, there are around 820,000 people in the UK living with dementia.

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