Randall Close receives grants from BLF and City Bridge Trust
17 September 2015
We are delighted our Randall Close resource centre in Wandsworth has been awarded £343,805 from the Big Lottery Fund and £147,000 from The City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporations charity. This money will go towards an enablement and healthy living project being delivered at the service.
The project started in 2014 and has already made it possible for a number of disabled people to take their first steps towards independence through specialist support and therapy.
It is being delivered over a four-year period, and we hope to support over a thousand people through a comprehensive health programme designed to enable and empower disabled people to live independently.
One of the great things it will allow us to do is individually tailor physical activity workshops and healthy eating classes. The centre will also help support people to learn or re-learn budgeting, healthy eating, exercise, shopping, meal planning and other transferable life skills.
The project will also target people with newly acquired disabilities to maintain or increase choice and control in their everyday lives, as well as looking at how individuals can complement and enhance their unique cultural identities.
‘We are thrilled to have secured these grants, as they will allow us to really help individuals gain confidence, new life skills and live an overall healthier lifestyle. Having a supportive community and access to regular workshops and classes can really enhance your skills to live with as much control and as independently as possible.’