'Grand' boost for bid to tackle loneliness

Dave Hughes, Les Hughes and Gayle-Connor-McCreith (Opening Doors Project) with Senior Carer Carmen Nield at the cheque presentation at Caldy Manor.

ONE of the UK’s largest healthcare providers has donated £1,100 to The Opening Doors Project to support its work in combating loneliness and creating communities.

Barchester Healthcare provides a range of care services for older people including care homes and nursing homes. The company’s charitable foundation awarded the grant to the Walton based charity to help fund its health and wellbeing programme aiming to combat loneliness, isolation and financial exclusion in people over the age of 55.

Colleagues from the Opening Doors Project visited Barchester’s care home Caldy Manor, Wirral, for the cheque presentation.

Gayle Connor-McCreith, Project Coordinator, said: “We are so pleased to have received this money as it will really make a difference to so many people in our community and will be spent on combatting loneliness.”  

Hannah Roberts, General Manager at Caldy Manor, said: “We are always keen to show as much support as we can to local charities.  This cause is very close to our hearts at Caldy Manor as the Project makes such a difference to lonely people by providing very special day trips, camaraderie and community engagement.”

Barchester Healthcare says it is welcoming new residents into its homes. If you are looking for care or need any further help you can call them on 0151 625 2311.

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