Group’s cash boost

Ayrshire Post - - Around Ayr - Abi Sm­i­lie

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,

Denise McClung

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