Thursday, 4 October 2012

European Funding To Strengthen Older People's Networks In Cambridgeshire

Cllr David Harty

A Cambridgeshire County Council project to help strengthen networks for older people has been awarded funding from the European Commission.

The project called SeNS (Seniors Network Support) will work alongside European partners to create better lives for older people by using the skills and knowledge of support agencies and older people themselves to help others in their communities.

Cambridgeshire County Council will contribute through pilot projects in the community that focus on active ageing, healthy living and IT skills for older people.

Cllr David Harty, Cambridgeshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Learning said "The SeNS project will allow us to offer new skills to our older generations in ways that will be engaging and stimulating for the groups taking part. The new networks created will provide a sustainable welfare support structure for older people in Cambridgeshire, helping to support Council services working to increasingly tight budgets"

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