A PROJECT to support people in Moray and Grampian with hearing loss or visual impairment has won Big Lottery funding.
North East Sensory Services, formerly Grampian Society for the Blind, has secured £283,970.
The money will support the launch of a new Connect, Support and Inform (CIS) service which will help bring people together in one to one and group settings.
It will build on the success of the group's befriending service in Moray and across Grampian which supports over 300 older people with a significant hearing loss or visual impairment to remain living independently in their homes for longer.
Chief Executive Graham Findlay said: "We are delighted that the lottery has again shown their trust in us to deliver high quality services for our clients."
The new service will give people peer support and direct them to other services offered by NESS, which has a base in Elgin.
The three year funding from the lottery contibutes to 80% of the total project cost, with the remaining coming from NESS’s own fundraising activities.