Age UK Winchester gets a funding boost
17 July 2012
A charity based in Winchester has secured a donation of £4,000 from the Santander Foundation to provide a face to face advice service for local older people.
Age UK Winchester provide a range of services to the City's older residents to help ease feelings of isolation and improve wellbeing. The charity has been experiencing an increasing number of enquiries from residents in need of support with their finances. The donation will therefore fund a part time specialist advisor who will provide help and assistance on welfare benefits and advice on how to manage money efficiently.
David Neilson, Chief Officer at Age UK Winchester said: "We are delighted to receive the support from the Santander Foundation to help us continue our specialist information and advice service. For many older people, especially the more vulnerable, it is essential to have access to advice on issues such as how to stay warmer and what benefits are available to them to help improve wellbeing and maintain independence and dignity."
Anoushka Brown, Communications Manager at Santander said: "The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes around the UK to support disadvantaged people through education and training projects. The need for sound financial advice in the current climate is essential and we are pleased to have been able to support this project.