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Lottery grant enables charity to roll out its family support service to the North East
2:29pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A SUPPORT service for families with disabled children is coming to the North-East thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
The £291,000 grant is enabling the Caudwell Children Family Support Service to expand to the North-East to provide practical and emotional support for families caring for a disabled child.
Caudwell staff will co-ordinate home visits and activities to help families access all the support available to them and get any additional support they need to cope with the physical and emotional pressures of full time care.
Sophie Roberts, family services co-ordinator for the region, said: “I’m delighted to be launching such an important service in communities across the North-East and look forward to working with families, volunteers and partner organisations in the coming months and making a real difference to the lives of disabled children.”
The new service is expected to launch on October 28.
Trudi Beswick, chief executive of Caudwell Children, said: “I’m immensely proud of the difference our family support teams are making to the lives of disabled children and their families around the UK and I’m delighted that families in the North East will now benefit from this vital service.”
More information about the service can be found at www.caudwellchildren.com or by contacting Ms Roberts on 07875-206760.
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