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York City Council launch project to help OAPs

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York Council is launching a new programme to deliver local housing and care advice services for older people. The council is one of 15 local authorities to have successfully bid for money from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

The £48,000 programme will provide practical support, raise awareness and assistance for older people to implement their chosen housing and care options.

Council tax demo

The TaxPayers' Alliance will be campaigning against a proposed 2% Council Tax rise in York on Friday 23rd November . Activists will be meeting at 12.30 pm in St Helen's Square and will be rallying support among local people for a freeze in Council Tax for the next financial year.