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New Wolverhampton support service launched to help over 55s

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: April 14, 2014

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OLDER residents in Wolverhampton can get a helping hand to reduce loneliness, isolation, boost their finances and stay active with the launch of a new support service.

The doors of Life Direct, on Victoria Street, opened for the first time last Tuesday (April 1) and will give older residents advice and support on everything from help around the home to keeping active by linking them up to a network of organisations across the city.

Life Direct, delivered by whg – a leading housing provider – will primarily help residents in the city aged 55 and over. The service has been commissioned by Wolverhampton City Council to increase support to the city's growing older population. Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, cut the ribbon on the new service and said: "We are determined to do all we can to help older people remain independent for longer."

For more information, please visit the new premises on Victoria Street or log on to www.lifedirect.org.

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