North West Ageing Well Together Derry-Strabane

Representatives of the North West Ageing Well Together group at their first year celebration event in the Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane. (2611BM01)
Representatives of the North West Ageing Well Together group at their first year celebration event in the Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane. (2611BM01)

The North West Ageing Well Together (NWAWT) project is celebrating a year of achievements in the Derry and Strabane areas.

The project operates across Derry City and Strabane District Council areas to provide a range of support services to older people.

The project is funded by the Big Lottery’s Reaching Out, Connecting Older People’s Programme.

In excess of 1,000 older people availed of the services provided by the project during the first year.

The services include Good Morning, Befriending, Home Maintenance (Handy Van), Benefits Advice, Transport and Carer’s Support.

Janine Sayers, Chairperson of the NWAWT Steering Group said: “The project has been very successful in its first year of delivery. The key of this success is the partnership collaboration model and the cross referral element between services.

“The achievements are a merit to all of those involved, the strategic partners, the delivery partners and the staff and volunteers.

“I would like to thank those associated to the project, and hope that from today, they can see the direct impact they are having on older people’s lives in our local area.”