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Day care centres win vital funding boost

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Charity has been supporting older people for 75 years

Glasgow’s Golden Generation, a leading charity for older adults, has received a £65,000 funding boost from the National Lottery Community Fund towards running its day care centres.

The charity was founded in 1948, the same year as the NHS and has been supporting older adults in the city for almost 75 years.

GGG runs three day centres throughout Glasgow with the Fred Paton Day Centre in the west, Mattie Carwood Day Centre in the east and David Cargill Day Centre in the south of Glasgow.

The funding from the National Lottery Community Fund will support all three day centres over the course of a year to ensure older adults in Glasgow get the help they need.

The National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland chair, Kate Still, said: “National Lottery funding can make amazing things happen in local communities across the country.

“This project delivered by Glasgow's Golden Generation, is a great example of community activity in action, showing just what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause or to help others.

“National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is helping to support this vital work and to help communities thrive.”

CEO of GGG Richard Donald added: “We are incredibly grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund for its donation.

“Our three day care centres across the city provide the foundations of the charity and ensure older adults can access the support they need.

“Every day we have places for up to 100 older adults to attend our centres and this funding will help us keep our doors open over the tough year ahead.

”Everyone is impacted by the current cost of living crisis, but data shows that people with disabilities are more affected.

“Most of our service users live with disabilities whether it be mobility related, dementia or age related so this funding will help support the most vulnerable in our communities.”

Glasgow’s Golden Generation currently has places available for older adults in the Glasgow City Council area. Service users are picked up from their homes and dropped off again at the end of the day, enjoy activities and a three course lunch in a friendly environment.