Cash boost for support groups

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COMMUNITY and voluntary groups aimed at supporting older and vulnerable people in Derbyshire are to benefit from a share of £3.2 million worth of grants.

Grants are to be given to 230 voluntary and community groups across the county ranging from larger groups including Age UK Derbyshire, the Alzheimer’s Society Derbyshire and the Derbyshire Carers’ Association and to around 150 smaller groups including lunch clubs for older people.

The groups set to benefit provide a range of services aimed at preventing or delaying the need for people to use mainstream services.