Breckland Council launch dementia grants

Breckland Council ANL-150904-113904001
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A new grant scheme has been launched to help improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.

The Forget Me Not scheme, which has been set up by Breckland council, will provide grants of up to £1,000 to fund changes designed to make homes more dementia-friendly.

Projects covered by the scheme can include the installation of new equipment, changes to lighting, flooring and decoration or works to help prevent trips or falls.

Lynda Turner, the authority’s champion for older people, said: “Small changes to someone’s home can make a huge difference and help them live independently for longer.”

The scheme is being funded by the South Norfolk clinical commissioning group (CCG).

But the council says grants are limited and applications should be made as soon as possible.

For more information, phone principal housing officer Gordon Partridge on 01362 656275.