Cash boost for elderly care charity

Posted on 01 April 2011

A charity in Shropshire that worked hard for people paying for long term care is to be given a £250,000 boost by the former owners of the Lady Forester Community Nursing Home.

The Much Wenlock Forester Charitable Trust will receive the cash from the ExtraCare Charitable Trust, after the latter organisation sold the home to English Care, the Bridgnorth Journal reports.

Town councillor David Turner said the money is "much appreciated" and will be used to the benefit of older people in the area.

"Much Wenlock Town Council facilitated the formation of the new trust which has been handled by a working group composed of local residents and councillors," he told the newspaper.

"Following its successful sale to English Care last year, the charity wished to recognise the town's ongoing support for the home and its residents over a number of years," added Martin Shreeve, trustee for the Extra Care Charitable Trust.

BBC News reported recently that social and health groups in Wrexham have launched a new charter aimed at ensuring older people are treated with dignity while they receive care.

Posted by Toby Mynott

 

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