YORKSHIRE Building Society and Age UK are celebrating the one-year anniversary of a project that has supported thousands of older people and helped them save millions of pounds.

Last year, thanks to funding from the mutual, Age UK launched its Building Better Lives programme to support older people to become more financially resilient.

So far, Age UK has supported more than 2,500 older people and identified more than £4 million worth of benefits that older people were entitled to but not claiming.

The partnership between Yorkshire Building Society and Age UK aims to raise £1 million to fund Age UK’s Building Better Lives programme, to help more than 4,700 older people over two years.

It provides one-to-one support during life events that can have a significant impact on their financial situation.

Pauline Giroux at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We are really pleased that we’ve been able to support more than 2,500 older people in the first year of our funding of the Building Better Lives project."

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