Friday 20th April 2012
Older people will be helped to plan for life-changing events thanks to a £12,000 grant given to Age UK Norfolk.
The charity has been awarded the cash by national organisation Age UK, in partnership with Prudential.
The grant will be used to support older people to plan for the future and deal with later life issues,
Aileen Francis, assistant manager of Age UK Norfolk's advocacy and money matters service, said: "The Planning For Later Life programme offers people in later life the opportunity to speak to experts about their own individual situation.
"Advisers will not only help you deal with the immediate problem, but will also help you plan for other situations which may occur as a result of the initial change."
Lucy Harmer, head of information and advice at Age UK, said: "We are really looking forward to helping as many people in Norfolk as possible."
It is hoped the service will give people somewhere to turn and help them to identify problems stemming from the original event.
Helen Ellis, head of corporate responsibility and community relations at Prudential, said: "Supporting the Planning for Later Life programme is important as it gives this generation of people in Norfolk a new and different kind of access to free help and support when they most need it.
"Adopting a holistic approach will be invaluable in helping older people prepare for what can sometimes be life-changing decisions."