Headway Preston and Chorley’s Keep In Touch project has secured £2933.00 of funding from the Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund and National Emergencies Trust to continue the Keep In Touch (KIT) project into October.
The project which contacts people from Lancashire who are isolating or reducing contact with others, is assisting over 80 people every week.
Three trained staff offer regular contact, practical help and welfare calls from Headway Preston and Chorley to anyone affected by acquired brain injury or major trauma and their families and carers.
Liz Bamber, Headway Preston manager said, ‘Thanks to the Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund and National Emergencies Trust we have been able to extend this lifeline beyond summer which is just brilliant. The service started as a result of our face to face community sessions being cancelled but everyone has enjoyed it so much, we now want to build KIT into our core services’.