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Grants still available to help people living with dementia

PUBLISHED: 15:33 27 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:46 27 September 2017

Grants are available to help people living with dementia. Photo: Bill Smith

Grants are available to help people living with dementia. Photo: Bill Smith

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More than 100 grants to help people living with dementia to keep their independence have been funded by Norfolk County Council.

The council has a scheme to pay for work to homes including changes to lighting, changes to flooring and wall colours, changes to facilities such as contrasting toilet seats, fixtures and fittings, and for putting in safety equipment such as replacing old appliances with more modern, safer versions.

Yvonne Bendle, cabinet member for wellbeing and early intervention on South Norfolk Council, which is promoting the scheme, said: “We have had a lot of interest in our Forget Me Not grants and we have seen many applications from family members.

“This is really positive as it allows the Forget Me Not grants to be a gateway to other services that may be available.”

For more information call South Norfolk’s Early Help Hub on 01508 533933 or email earlyhelp@s-norfolk.gov.uk

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