Did you know that in the Selby and Ainsty Constituency, according to a report produced by Independent Age, there are an estimated 1,401 households not claiming pension credits to which they are entitled? The average weekly payment is £49.21, and it's thought that around £3.1 million pounds' worth of pensions credits are going unclaimed. For more information, the full study is available to view online here.
If you think this applies to yourself or someone you know, you can get further advice online from the government on how to claim pension credits here.
Future Meetings and Forums
Due to the current Government advice around Covid-19, all Community Engagement Forum meetings (Partnership Boards and Forums) are postponed. Details of future meetings will be provided here when known.
Villagers using a community centre in Burton Salmon are warming up thanks to funding from the Western CEF. The Burton Salmon Village Hall Trust received the £4,400 funding grant last year to improve the heating system in their hall.
A charity shop that raises funds for an outstanding local nursery for children and families with additional needs has benefitted from a £2,500 grant from the Western area Community Engagement Forum.
The Peter Pan Nursery charity shop in Sherburn in Elmet is in the process of being refurbished to boost its fundraising for the pre-school nursery for children with additional needs including disabilities, illness, learning difficulties and behavioural issues. Pictured here are volunteers (L-R) Anne Snowdon (deputy shop co-ordinator), Gary Mercer and Emma Daltry.