Group’s cash boost
A charity which delivers care to the sensory impaired has received three years of funding grants.
Sensory Impaired Support Group ( SISG) welcomed £ 118,363 from the Big Lottery for their new Development Project, Reducing Loneliness & Developing Management of Stress for Older People with Sensory Loss.
With this funding the charity hope to reduce levels of loneliness and help individuals manage the stress associated with sensory loss by providing a number of free services. These include: Managing Your Hearing Loss Group Training – held fortnightly in Troon and Ayr
Connection Cafes – held monthly in Prestwick
Hearing Loss Follow Up Workshops – held in Crosshouse and Ayr Hospitals
Sudden Hearing Loss Early Intervention – one to one service
Sensory Stations – held in 14 towns and villages throughout Ayrshire each month
Denise McClung, Project Manager of the charity said this week: “We are absolutely delighted and very grateful to be enabled, through this funding from the Big Lottery, to expand our existing services.
“And develop new services which will enhance support across North, South and East Ayrshire for older people living with acquired sensory loss - hearing, sight or dual sensory loss.”
For more information about SISG’s free services, visit the website www. sisg. co. uk
Or people can telephone Denise McClung on 01292 266791, or email her at denise@ sisg. co. uk or write to SISG, Suite 5 Beresford Court, 6/ 8 Beresford Lane,