Caldy Manor care home in Caldy recently presented The Opening Doors Project with a cheque for £1,100 to support their charitable efforts in combating loneliness and creating communities.
The care home welcomed Gayle Connor and her colleagues David, Les and Kenny of The Opening Doors Project to a small gathering in the home’s garden to receive the cheque and celebrate being awarded the grant. The Opening Doors Project received the grant towards their health and wellbeing programme aiming to combat loneliness, isolation and financial exclusion in people over the age of 55.
The Opening Doors Project started in September 2016 and was operating as a ‘not-for-profit’ until it gained its charity status in July 2019. The charity promotes positive mental health in families and adopts a family centred approach to all activities. Family inclusion is important as collective memories are shared and sustained which reinforces positive mental health.
Gayle Connor, Project Coordinator, said “We are so pleased to have received this money as it will really make a difference to so many people in our community and will be spent on combatting loneliness.
Hannah Roberts, General Manager at Caldy Manor, said: “We are always keen to show as much support as we can to local charities. This cause is very close to our hearts at Caldy Manor as the Project makes such a difference to lonely people by providing very special day trips, camaraderie and community engagement.”