One of the investment applications which was approved on the first Local Investment Panel was for Winster House in the Norley Hall area of Pemberton.
A small group of residents wanted to encourage residents from other local sheltered housing schemes to participate in some of their activities (coffee mornings etc). They decided to hold a summer fair and had already started collecting tombola prizes etc.
They asked for investment money to improve the garden (plants and gardening tools), additional seating (foldaway chairs) and assistance with publicity materials. The group did not have access to a computer or printer and did not have anyone to help them design a poster. We liased with a local printer who designed a poster at no cost and the group only paid for the printing. The group also requested a banner for the surrounding fence. This was again organised with the printers’ assistance. The equipment and banner can be reused for future events.
The group were thrilled at their success and the speed at which they received the investment money. They were also overwhelmed with the support they received from the Ambition for Ageing team.