Here to stay: Armley Helping Hands secures future with funding boost

13 August 2018

The future of elderly support organisation Armley Helping Hands has been secured thanks to a major funding boost.

The charity, which supports older people in Armley and Wortley, has received verbal confirmation that Armley Helping Hands have secured their contract with Leeds City Council’s Adults and Health department.

The agreement secures funding – and continuation of the service on a rolling programme – through to 2023.

Armley Helping Hands chief executive officer Dawn Newsome welcomed the news by saying: ‘we are here to stay’. She added:

“This funding contract is crucial to Armley Helping Hands and enables us to provide a responsive, holistic and bespoke services to older people and their families within Armley and Wortley district of Leeds 12.

“We would like to say ‘thank you’ to Leeds Adult and Health for their continued support and financial security the last 23 years and our voluntary and statutory partners within the community and fundamentally to our volunteers and staff who are vital in our service delivery.

“Well done for all your hard work and commitment in providing a first class support service to our older people both in Leeds 12 and city wide.”

Don’t Call Me Old project

Armley Helping Hands has also secured three years’ funding with Time to Shine to Run ‘Don’t Call me old’ project.

Don’t Call Me Old is an innovative project working with people living within the Armley are Wortley district and will help develop inclusive services that reflect the aspirations and needs of people aged between 50 to 70.

For more information about the project, contact Michal Howard on  Michael.howard@armleyhelpinghands.org or call 0113 279 9292.

Armley Helping Hands is based at Strawberry Lane Community Centre.

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