‘OPEN FOR ALL’ WANTS YOUR VOTE TO END LONELINESS AMONG LANCASHIRE’S MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE

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A local community group is on a mission to change the lives of older people and those living with disability.

Blackburn based ‘Sliding Doors’ are one of five groups competing in the Granada region for £50,000 of National Lottery funding in the People’s Projects competition.

Sliding Doors currently run a thriving social group at Blackburn Rovers Blues Bar and Mill Hill community Centre which provides a rare opportunity for people with disability to get out, create friendships & participate in ‘normal’ life.

The prize money would be used to take this life-changing work to the next level and bring together two of society’s most isolated groups: people with disability and older people.

Currently, one in four people with disability say they feel lonely most of the time and 10% of older people say suffer from ‘intense’ loneliness.

Founder of Sliding Doors Julie Astley says the project will give a sense of purpose and meaning to hundreds of vulnerable people:

Sliding Doors will showcase their project, Open for All on Granada News at 6pm on Wednesday 22nd March.

Voting opens at 9am on Monday 20 March at www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk. Those without internet access can send a postcard  to ‘Freepost THE PEOPLE’S PROJECTS’, stating their name, address, telephone number and their vote for Open for All.  Voting closes at noon on Monday 3 April 2017