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Over £480k awarded to help Wrexham charity offer support to disabled young people in the area

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Aug 19th, 2019.

A local charity has received over £480,000 to help support disabled young people living in Wrexham with the transition into adulthood.

Dynamic Centre for Children and Young People with Disabilities was awarded the money by The National Lottery Community Fund.

The £487,309 will be used to provide support to disabled young people in the area and their transition into adulthood. Support will be tailored to the individual but may include support around education, training and employment, wellbeing support and advice, practical and life skills and social opportunities.

Carol Gardner from Dynamic said: “Dynamic are thrilled, thanks to the National Lottery, to be able to develop a project that is young people led, supporting them to achieve their aspirations in their transition to adulthood and towards exciting futures.

“We are aware of the need for work opportunities and skill development to enable disabled young people to be better prepared for the world of work or volunteering and hope that this project and the development of a social enterprise will go some way to filling this gap, ensuring they can play full and active parts in their communities.”

The organisation was one of four across Wrexham and Flintshire to receive a share of £1 million.

Other grants in Wales include, Domestic Abuse Safety Unit in Flintshire who receive £465,500 to continue and expand the existing work of Progress, to provide one-to-one support, the recovery toolkit and closer working arrangements with Job Centre Plus across Wrexham and Flintshire.

The project will work with women and men who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse increasing personal safety, improving emotional and mental health and improving access to advice and support.

Save the Family Limited in Flintshire will use the grant to engage with 30 young people and their families who have experienced homelessness in outdoor events to improve their mental wellbeing.

This grant for £9,995 will fund specialist freelance workers, henna painting, festival jewellery, tepee tent, utilities, refreshments and transport.

AA Autism Education and Training CIC in Holywell will use the grant to educate and train professional staff about Autism through lived experience. This grant for £9,950 will fund two-day design workshops, delivery of twelve workshops, marketing, promotion, evaluation report, venue hire, travel and training resources.


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