A TWO-year project has been launched to help older people in the community.

Building Better Lives will provide one-to-one support for up to 600 older people across the Bradford district as they deal with events that could have a significant impact on their financial situation – such as the loss of a partner, a care diagnosis or having to move home.

Spearheading the initiative is Age UK Bradford District, with funding from charity partner Yorkshire Building Society.

Mark Rounding, chief executive of Age UK Bradford District, said: “We are delighted to be able to launch the Building Better Lives project thanks to the money raised by Yorkshire Building Society.

“We hope to make a life-changing difference to 600 older people in our area – helping them to be more financially resilient.”

Mike Regnier, of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We are proud to be working with Age UK to ensure that older people facing challenges have someone to turn to for advice and support.”

For more about the project, call 01274 391190 or email info@ageukbd.org.uk.