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The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has awarded £261,900 to two charities in Yorkshire which support older people. The funding is part of the Foundation’s £2.1 million Older People’s programme aimed at improving the life choices and chances of older people, particularly those experiencing financial difficulty.

Zest Health for Life, based in Leeds, received a grant of £106,100 over three years as part of its New World Project which will help older people learn how to use information technology to enable them to send emails and shop online. Zest Health for Life will share the funding with three other charities in their Orion consortium partnership, including Space 2, Shantona Women’s Centre and Feel Good technology Club. Susie Brown, CEO of Zest Health for Life, said, “From next year all universal benefit claims will need to be made on-line and digital inclusion is an issue that is increasingly affecting the older population. By creating a service that builds knowledge and confidence in using technology we will be able to overcome and prevent isolation which can otherwise negatively affect older people’s health and wellbeing.”