Borrowbrook Home Link

This charity works to combat isolation and social exclusion amongst older people living in and around the villages of Ockbrook and Borrowash between Derby and Nottingham.  It organises regular lunch clubs, chair-based exercise and basic computer skills classes, as well as home visits by volunteer befrienders and a bereavement service.  An advice centre is open each day, and more than 250 people are supported each year.

The Foundation offered a contribution of £10,000, split equally over a two-year period starting from February 2016.  This funding is towards the salary of a Project Personal Assistant post.  This role provides the administration of the charity, organises the lunch club and outings, as well as providing advice and listening ear as people drop by for help.