New telephone help line for older people

We are very pleased to announce that Catholic Care, working on this occasion in partnership with Leeds Irish Health and Homes and the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust, has successfully been awarded a grant for £9,794 from A4A, part of the Big Lottery Fund.

This funding will be used to run a pilot project for a telephone service for older people who are socially isolated. We have named this service the Hand of Friendship Line.  The pilot will enable us to ascertain the benefits and value of an out of hours service for older people.

We will have more information about the launch of this service soon.