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£1 million in funding for North Yorkshire’s older veterans

We are pleased to be a part of a consortium of charities and organisations that will be delivering a wide range of support to improve the lives of older veterans in North Yorkshire and York.

The funding is by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds and has been awarded to a portfolio of organisations led by Community First Yorkshire (formerly Rural Action Yorkshire). It is part of the Aged Veterans Fund operating across the United Kingdom.

The successful award means a 3-year service will be established County-wide to provide additional health, wellbeing and social care support to ex-forces personnel born before 1950 and also to those who completed National Service. This will mean greater help for surviving WW2 veterans, but will also encompass those who have served in conflicts since then such as the Falklands, Northern Ireland and the Gulf War.

We will be delivering home energy visits to veterans in the Selby and Harrogate Districts, advising on reducing energy bills and being warm and well in the home. You can refer a veteran to us directly for this support by calling Kate on 01757 249100 or emailing kate@yorkshireenergydoctor.org.uk

For more information on the project and to find out what other support is available in your area call Community First Yorkshire on 01904 704 177, email exforces@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or visit the project website by clicking here

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