A HOMECARE provider in Witney has re-launched its Community Grant scheme - a sum of money that could benefit any group in West Oxfordshire working with older people.

Bluebird Care opened its office over four years ago, and ever since has been working hard to support other organisations across the district.

Rob Mezo, managing director, said: “As well as providing care and companionship services to people living in their own homes, Bluebird Care is passionate about supporting community projects and initiatives.

“So many neighbourhoods thrive because of volunteers who work tirelessly to run community groups, host events and provide services that benefit others.

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“Much of this work involves supporting older people who, without regular coffee mornings, day-trips or lunch clubs, would be left isolated at home.”

The care provider is making available £250 to a community group or initiative that works with older people within the district.

The group that can best demonstrate a need for additional support will be allocated the funds.

Bluebird Care provides care in the home and specialise in working with customers who live with dementia and physical and learning disabilities.

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Nathan Hartley is coordinating the scheme on behalf of Bluebird Care.

He said: “We want to work with a local project that gives older people an opportunity to try something new and that will add benefit to their lives.

“Examples of the type of projects we are looking for could include gardening, leisure, recreational or musical activities.”

Bluebird Care work alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure each person receives the care they need.

As well as personal care, Bluebird also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.