Tesco provides funding boost for Care & Repair

Manchester Care & Repair are delighted to be awarded £14,000 from the Tesco Charity Trust.

The grant will allow Care & Repair to offer home safety equipment to vulnerable older people free of charge. The equipment will be installed by Care & Repair’s HandyHelp service, a free handyperson service working throughout Manchester.

After a recent change in local authority funding, older people in Manchester were expected to have to pay for this potentially life saving equipment. Care & Repair decided to look for help elsewhere and the Tesco Charity Trust have agreed to pay for the equipment for the next 12 months.

Janette Linacre, Services Director at Manchester Care & Repair is pleased with this result. “Something as simple as providing a grab rail at the side of the bath can be a lifeline. Falls are the most common cause of injury in over 60s and we are delighted to be able to continue this free service which could help prevent a fall and potentially save a life. We thank Tesco Charity Trust for their generous support.”

Mrs Waugh, from Higher Blackley, has previously benefited from free grab rails, “Care & Repair have certainly helped me keep my independence and knowing they are there for help and advice is such a comfort. “The staff are so pleasant, friendly and helpful. I cannot speak more highly of them.”

Michael Kissman, Tesco Community Director said: “We are delighted to be able to support the important work that Manchester Care and Repair carry out for vulnerable older people throughout Manchester”.

 

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