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Health centre handed cash boost

A health centre in Nottinghamshire is celebrating after being awarded a grant worth thousands of pounds.

The Friary Drop-in Centre in Rushcliffe offers a visiting doctor, nurse, midwife and chiropodist, drug and alcohol counselling, a debt advice service, a cafe and washing facilities.

It was founded in 1988 to provide support and advice for vulnerable people in temporary accommodation, and will receive £26,679 over three years to help pay the salary of a support worker.

General manager Ann Bremner said: "The role of the support worker is crucial to helping individuals explore how we can help them from basic essentials and encouragement in the participation of education activities; through to moving on to more permanent accommodation from the moment they walk into the centre."

The grant has been awarded by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales through its Community Programme, which supports organisations that help disadvantaged people.

Manager Gary Beharrell said: "We've recently had some great applications from the Nottingham area showing excellent work supporting disadvantaged people at the heart of the community."

Lloyds TSB Foundation

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