Spe­cial needs grants for two

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

SU­BI­ACO-BASED or­gan­i­sa­tion Kal­par­rin and Fu­ture Liv­ing Trust in Wem­b­ley have re­ceived al­most $10,000 each in fund­ing from the West­pac Foun­da­tion.

Kal­par­rin is a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion sup­port­ing fam­i­lies of chil­dren with spe­cial needs. It re­ceived a $9990 grant from the foun­da­tion.

The grant will sup­port the in­tro­duc­tion of a new pro­gram called A Strong Fam­ily, which will teach care­givers how to lead their fam­ily with con­fi­dence and re­silience, and con­nect peo­ple in sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tions.

“Kal­par­rin recog­nises that car­ing for a child with spe­cial needs re­quires sup­port from all mem­bers of the fam­ily and sim­i­larly im­pacts on all mem­bers of the fam­ily,” Kal­par­rin gen­eral man­ager Chris­tine Stott said.

“A Strong Fam­ily pro­gram will tar­get mem­bers who have newly joined the Kal­par­rin com­mu­nity to em­power them early with the skills to con­fi­dently lead their fam­ily through a dif­fi­cult jour­ney.”

Fu­ture Liv­ing Trust re­ceived an $8200 grant to con­tinue its work help­ing par­ents of adult chil­dren with de­vel­op­men­tal or in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­i­ties to struc­ture their fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion for the fu­ture.

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