User and Carer charity gets a £103,000 boost from Lottery
A care charity for those with mental illness across the region has been given a Lottery boost.
User and Carer Involvement has been awarded £103,000 over the next three years from the National Lottery Community Fund programme, Grants for Improving Lives.
The charity, which covers Dumfries and Galloway, aims to ensure that people who have mental illness, dementia or learning disabilities, and their carers have a representative voice and, as a result, see positive changes in their service provision.
Service manager Kalpana Ratnam–Roarty said:“User and Carer Involvement are delighted to be awarded this grant by the National Lottery, as it will enable us to continue our much-needed service across Dumfries and Galloway.”
The first year’s funding is in response to Covid-19 and will go towards a learning disability development worker and sessional staff to deliver a programme of activities, including art, music, written word.
This will help people with learning disabilities to process, adapt, respond, and recover from coronavirus
The second and third year’s funding is for two learning disability development workers – one each in the west and east of the region – to develop the service.
Delight Kalpana Ratnam–Roarty