A unique project encouraging people with dementia to re-learn skills in a relaxed and friendly environment has taken a major step forward thanks to a funding boost.
Harborough District Council is working with Lutterworth Share and Care, Northampton University, Gazeley and Lutterworth College on the project which provides a 'classroom' environment for people with dementia to re-learn skills, as a group, to help improve memory and reduce the decline in mental capacity associated with the disease.
It is believed the project is one of the first of its kind in the UK having been trialled in Europe.
Harborough District Council has allocated £58,000 to help develop facilities at the Estates House at Lutterworth College to provide an accessible venue for the project.
Funding has been allocated from Section 106 money provided by developers for community projects and social infrastructure in locations where development has taken place.
People are invited to submit grant applications during the next round of funding; details will be made available on the council's website at www.harborough.gov.uk/grants