06/01/2023: Council grant will help community group reach more people
The Cuppa Care project, which offers support for people dealing with isolation and hearing loss, has been awarded £5,000 from Breckland Council's Inspiring Communities grant programme. The money will help fund the project's work in Breckland ensuring local people have access to advice, support and to partner organisations.
The Cuppa Care project operates from a mobile bus, from which staff and volunteers visit central meeting points and offer support to the local community over a cup of tea.
The Cuppa Care project is an umbrella project led by Norfolk Deaf Association and delivered jointly with Vision Norfolk (NNAB), Age UK Norwich, Norfolk LGBT+ Project, Norfolk CAB, Norfolk and Waveney Mind, Age UK Norfolk and The Wellbeing Service of NSFT.
Mark Mabbitt, from Cuppa Care Project, commented: "This grant from the council will go a long way to supporting our project, which will enable us to provide an even more comprehensive service for local people across Breckland. The support provided by dedicated Cuppa Care volunteers helps break down barriers, combat loneliness and reduces social isolation."
Cllr Alison Webb, Executive Member for Health & Communities at Breckland Council, commented: "I have witnessed the support provided by Cuppa Care and seem the impact it has had in reducing isolation for vulnerable and disadvantaged residents. The volunteers provide an amazing service, which have far reached implications both mentally and physically for residents."
Last updated: 06/01/2023 17:56:47