A new £2 million Extra Care Housing Grant Award scheme has been set up by Cumbria County Council to improve the lives of older people in Cumbria. The programme aims to provide 2,000 Extra Care Units across Cumbria by 2025:
A Dumfries-based charity has been awarded more than £1million to tackle malnutrition among Scotland's older population.
New figures suggest that 1 in 10 older people in the country is malnourished. The Lottery funding is going to The Food Train which delivers fresh groceries to older people each week throughout Scotland:
There could be a wider choice of accommodation for those who require care but want to continue to live independently.
Cumbria County Council is proposing the investment of up to £6million in Extra Care Housing, which is similar to sheltered housing.
It is believed this will save £500,000 on more costly care options, such as funding places in residential homes.
Each scheme is built in partnership with a housing association.
The council currently supports 12 schemes around the county with four more expected to be completed during 2015/2016.