LIVE AT HOME TO PROVIDE A WARM SPACE OVER WINTER
Live at Home will be able to offer a warm space this winter, thanks to Manx Lottery Trust funding.
The grant of £2,450 will allow the local charity to open the Salmon Lake Centre in Laxey for people to gather and keep warm every Thursday. They will also be offering tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day, plus a light lunch of soup and sandwiches.
As well as refreshments, there will also be entertainment for attendees including guest speakers, games, quizzes and information sessions. For those who might require transport to attend, a minibus will be running from the bus stop by Mines Road/New Road in Laxey throughout the day.
Established in 1998, Live at Home aim to improve the quality of life and eliminate isolation among older people across the Isle of Man. The passionate staff and volunteers offer advice and support to members on how they might be able to live happily at home for as long as they can.
Karen Winter, CEO of Live at Home, said: ‘Winter has always been a particularly difficult time for the older generations because of the cold, dark days, and now the cost of living crisis. These sessions will allow vulnerable people to feel comfortable in a warm and friendly environment, have a warm meal and drinks, as well as socialise amongst like-minded people.
‘We’re extremely grateful for the funding support from the Trust, which will help us continue to combat loneliness and isolation in elderly people, during what will be a tough period for many.’
Stephen Turner, Chairman of Manx Lottery Trust, said: ‘Live at Home offer a vital service for so many people, and we hope these sessions funded by the Community Warm Spaces Fund will make this time of year a little less difficult for the elderly community.’
This grant is from the Manx Lottery Trust’s Community Warm Spaces Fund, which is funded by the Isle of Man Government. To find out more, head to: www.mlt.org.im/grant-programmes/