Funding for project which supports elderly residents in Levenmouth

Arden House, Leven
Arden House, Leven

An organisation which provides support services for retired people living independently in Levenmouth has been given a financial boost.

Last week, Levenmouth Area Committee agreed to allocate almost £12,000 to the Arden House Project which is based in Leven.

Arden House, which has operated for over 25 years, currently support approximately 160 clients.

Services include ‘Day Care’– five days per week for older people who are at risk of social isolation due to complex health issues.

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They take part in social activities in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Arden House are one of the largest providers of specialist dementia day care in Fife.

The £11,636 from the Levenmouth Common Good Fund is to provide a replacement heating system.

While a large proportion of their current budget is spent on heating the building the current system does not heat the upper floors.

Heating is currently available only on the lower floor of the building.

Convener of Levenmouth Area Committee, Councillor Ken Caldwell said: ”These projects are essential to many of the older members of our community.

“Arden House provide an important service on what is often a tight budget.

“We understand that sometimes these essential repairs can put a strain on these finances and we are therefore only too glad to be able to ease the burden and help to ensure that Arden House has a sustainable future.”