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Generous donation from BBC Children in Need will make a big difference to the lives of young people with sensory impairments in Lincolnshire

BID Services is delighted to announce it has been awarded a three year grant of £30,000 from BBC Children in Need, which will be used to provide young people with sensory impairments, and their families, living in Lincolnshire, with regular opportunities to meet socially and have fun. Through the programme, the project aims to build stronger family bonds, by supporting children to develop new friendships and build life skills for the future.

The service will be provided through BID's 'Chance to Meet' service in Lincolnshire which creates opportunities for families and children to meet with their peers and for parents and siblings to meet and share experiences. The service aims to offer a range of socialisation activities across the county. Given the rural nature of Lincolnshire, many young people with disabilities struggle with mobility, poor communication and reduced independence, increasing the risk of isolation, which can lead to low levels of confidence and self-esteem.

Jorja Le Gallienne, Manager of the service commented:

"Due to the specific nature of their communication and mobility needs, many young people with a sensory loss are unable to access mainstream groups. We are so grateful to receive this funding from Children in Need, which will enable us to continue to deliver this vital service to help young people and their families to build new friendships and gain new skills."

For more information about this release, please contact Jorja Le Gallienne, Project Officer on telephone 07702 939170 or email Jorja.legallienne@bid.org.uk

About Chance to Meet
'Chance to Meet' was established to provide regular socialisation opportunities for parents, carers, children and young people with a sensory loss to enable them to socialise with their peers and make new friends. It is also an opportunity for parents, carers and siblings to share experiences. All of our activities are inclusive for children and young people with all sensory impairments. The service is 100% funded from generous donations including the BBC Children in Need.

 

Posted 2nd July 2018