Age old story
Citizens who are over 50 start celebrating, the government is throwing £10 million your way! No, you ain’t won the lottery, it’s part of a national scheme to produce one-stop shops to tackle social exclusion, because that’s what the socially excluded want - one-stop shops.
Devon is part of the £10 million nationwide pilot scheme to address issues of social exclusion of those half-a-century or more. Easy atmosphere, friendly faces and unimposing and inviting environment with all the benefits explained under one roof. Ok, maybe the scheme isn’t as wacky as it first seemed. Especially when combined with outreach activity. Let’s hope that it works.
In the meantime, let’s all be a bit more aware of our elderly neighbours and relatives. As harvest festival fast approaches we should remember that the aged community is worth more than that dented tin of pineapple you never got round to eating.
Posted by Cptn
August 26th, 2006