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OLDER people in Angus are set to benefit from a Big Lottery Fund grant of almost £300,000, it was announced on Wednesday.

Angus Independent Advocacy is to receive £272,883 to help increase social activities and service that will allow the elderly to remain in their own homes for longer.

Older people with learning disabilities, mental illness, dementia and those who are physically frail can all benefit from the project.

Suzanne Swinton from the Independent Advocacy project said: “I am absolutely delighted the project has been awarded a five-year Investing in Communities grant.

“This funding will enable us to develop and deliver our new Older People’s Project throughout Angus.”