Unity, a Test Valley charity based in Romsey and Andover, has been awarded £30,000 to run a Connector service which will commence this month, working closely with the Hampshire County Council Adult Services to provide up to 12 weeks support for those who need that bit of extra help to remain independent.
Terry Bishop, Unity Chief Executive said: “We are so pleased to have been awarded this grant, which will provide vital help to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. We are delighted to be able to work hand in hand with Adult Services with whom we already have a positive relationship to ensure that Test Valley residents have that bit of extra help when they need it the most.”
Councillor Liz Fairhurst, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, awarded £177,000 in ‘Local Solutions’ grants to community and voluntary organisations across Hampshire.
Councillor Fairhurst said: “Hampshire is fortunate to have a wide network of excellent local organisations helping people within communities to remain fit and well. Through the provision of these adult social care grants, I am very pleased that the County Council is able to support and help sustain these organisations’ ongoing work with Hampshire residents, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, to continue living independently, with a good quality of life, within their communities.”
Full details of all the grants awarded are available on the County Council’s website.
For further Unity information, check out the website www.unityonline.org.uk