Saltbox Celebrates: AFC Small Grants Fund Success
The aim of the Council's Age Friendly Stoke on Trent programme (AFC) is for the City to become 'a great place in which to grow older'. Consultation with older people revealed that loneliness and isolation were of greatest concern, and so, the Small Grants Fund was the first initiative developed under the Age Friendly City Programme to tackle loneliness and increase social participation.
Click the image below to watch the Age Friendly City Celebration Video. You will be directed to YouTube.
Saltbox's very own Suzanne Clarke (Development Support Officer) was responsible for administering the Small Grants Fund to local groups running activities dedicated to tackling loneliness and isolation.
Saltbox organised a celebration event on Thursday 12. November 2015, where a video and publication on the success of the fund were launched. You can download the publication by clicking the excerpt below:
The Age Friendly City Celebration Event was held at St John's Centre in Trent Vale with approximately 60 people attending. The event brought together groups supported by the grants fund, the AFC Steering Group and the Senior Think Tank. It was a great opportunity for like-minded people to come together and share ideas about current provisions for older people and what can be done in the future to continue to address the growing concerns around loneliness and isolation of older people in Stoke-on-Trent.