Cash gift for Mencap will make 'huge difference' to disabled adults

Heart of England Mencap has received a funding boost.

The charity currently supports 180 adults with learning disabilities in Stratford, Leamington, Malvern and Warwick, aged between 18 and 90.


It has been awarded £5,000 from the Heart of England Community Foundation to provide additional activities during its day and weekend services.

Cath Errington, fundraising manager, said: “There are so many activities that we want to do but just can’t afford it, so the grant will make a huge difference.

“Our aim is not only to provide a support network for our customers, but go over and above to help them live independently, learn new skills and achieve their goals.

“We hold a variety of activities and also have a sensory room. All of those we support are of varying abilities , meaning that activities are held both in groups and on a one-to-one basis to meet the needs of each individual.

“The grant will help us provide extra activities and will have a big impact on the lives of the people we support.”

Day sessions include music therapy, arts and crafts, hydrotherapy and adapted sports activities. Weekend activities are also held where possible to provide additional support to clients.

 

The Heart of England Community Foundation is a specialist grant-making organisation which awards funding to projects across the West Midlands.

Tina Costello, CEO of the foundation, added: “It was excellent to meet with Cath and hear more about the fantastic work being done at Heart of England Mencap.

“We are delighted that this grant will make such a huge difference to the lives of local people, and look forward to hearing more about the activities they have planned.”
 

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