Huge cash boost for families of disabled children

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​Cash will go to support families with disabled children in the Glasgow area

21st July 2017 by Robert Armour 3 Comments

A project supporting families with disabled children in Glasgow has received a £390,000 award from the Big Lottery Fund.

The Growing Together project helps around 200 families and is currently being delivered across four primary schools in the Broomlea, Croftcroighn, Hampden and Langlands areas of Glasgow.

The project supports parents and siblings, tailored to suit the individual needs of each family. 

The funding will allow Cornerstone to provide outreach, support and networking opportunities for families as well as support for children entering secondary school.

Cornerstone provides care for adults, young people and children across Scotland including people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, dementia, mental health problems and other needs.

Susan Lorimer of Growing Together, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this funding. Our previous Big Lottery funding allowed each family to experience their own unique journey and have their support tailored to meet their individual requirements.

“Our new award will enable us to continue providing this valuable support and assist us to reach out to an even wider range of families in need.”

Lisa Duthie, leader of The Cornerstone Foundation, said: “It is fantastic news that we have received this National Lottery award. This means that we are able to continue Cornerstone’s Growing Together project, enabling children and their families to enjoy fulfilled and valued lives.”

Big Lottery Fund Scotland chair Maureen McGinn said the funding will make “a big difference where it is needed most”

She added: “I wish Cornerstone every success as it goes on to develop and expand its project for the benefit of their local community.”

Since 1980, Cornerstone has grown to support more than 2,200 people each year, delivering services within 18 local authority areas across Scotland. 

23rd July 2017 by linda

Why it not helping kids in ASL school's as my disabled granddaughter is at mainstream school ASL unit and gets no support very wrong it's only stand alone schools that get all support and everything else

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