Vital votes needed for local group

Published March 21, 2017 at 10:08

A local community group tackling loneliness among Lancashire’s most vulnerable people need your vote for a £50,000 grant.

Blackburn-based group Sliding Doors is on a mission to change the lives of older people and those living with disability through their project ‘Open for All’ – and they need votes from the local community to get the crucial funding.

They are one of five groups competing in the region for £50,000 of National Lottery funding in the People’s Projects competition.

Sliding Doors currently run a thriving social group at Blackburn Rovers Blues Bar and Mill Hill Community Centre which provides an opportunity for people with disability to get out, create friendships and enjoy themselves.

The prize money would be used to take this life-changing work to the next level and bring together two of society’s most isolated groups: people with disability and older people.

Currently, one in four people with disability say they feel lonely most of the time and 10% of older people say suffer from ‘intense’ loneliness.

Founder of Sliding Doors Julie Astley says the project will give a sense of purpose and meaning to hundreds of vulnerable people:

Sliding Doors will showcase their project, ‘Open for All’ on Granada News at 6pm on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Please vote here: The deadline for votes is noon on Monday, April 3rd.

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