Progress on elderly hub in Portsmouth

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PROGRESS is being made on a scheme to help improve the lives of elderly people.

A hub ensuring the basic needs of elderly and vulnerable people are met could be launched in Portsmouth.

It would ensure anyone with concerns about a person’s welfare could contact one place focused on making sure they’re safe and have got access to what they need.

An audit is now taking place over what work is already being done in the city to help pensioners, and the results of that will help draw up a proper plan for the project.

Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt, who has proposed the scheme, has been in touch with the city council to see if it would be interested in tapping into sources of funding to help it get off the ground.