Older people in Hucknall have been benefiting from an initiative that helps community groups, charities and small businesses that have been set up to offer care and support services.
Nottinghamshire County Council has been offering help, advice and grant funding to organisations which have up to five full-time equivalent employees or volunteers that offer services that benefit local residents.
One company that has benefited is Hucknall-based Heydays Day Services, which was set up two years ago by Jane Lane and Charmaine Banner.
They run day service sessions three days a week at Herbert Buzzard Court, owned by Housing 21, which are attended by around 15 people.
Activities on offer include bingo, crafts, quizzes and indoor skittles and bowling.
The group received grants and advice from the council and Ashfield District Council to help set up the service.
One user, who lives in Hucknall, said: “We wanted to set up a day service which the local community could benefit from.
“Herbert Buzzard Court was an ideal location so we approached Housing 21 and consulted with residents who all agreed this was something they wanted to support.”
People wanting more information on the scheme can call 0115 977 4715 or visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk