Big Lot­tery grant of £9,000 for Fal­con Sup­port Ser­vices

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FAL­CON Sup­port Ser­vices in Lough­bor­ough says it is de­lighted to an­nounce it has re­ceived an Awards for All Big Lot­tery grant of £9,114.

The reg­is­tered char­ity aims to help peo­ple to live in­de­pen­dently and pos­i­tively con­trib­ute to their com­mu­nity.

The lot­tery grant will to­wards the Ser­vice User Ac­tion Group.

The group is made up of res­i­dent rep­re­sen­ta­tives, from all of Fal­con Sup­port Ser- vice’s projects and forms a con­sul­ta­tion board for the char­ity’s fu­ture devel­op­ments, man­ages their own bud­get cre­at­ing pos­i­tive ac­tiv­i­ties for ser­vice users, and as­sists in the run­ning of the build­ings in­clud­ing health and safety checks.

Rachel Hall, head of ser­vice de­vel­op­ment said: “This group is part of the char­ity’s wider strat­egy and vi­sion of mov­ing to­wards co­pro­duc­tion, where pro­fes­sion­als and ser­vice users share the power to de­sign, plan, as­sess and de­liver sup­port to­gether.

“It is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for res­i­dents to take own­er­ship and be­come in­volved in de­vel­op­ing the char­ity.

“They will gain ex­pe­ri­ence in re­la­tion to or­gan­i­sa­tional skills, lead­er­ship, and train­ing in first aid, food hy­giene, health and safety and fire aware­ness.

“We would like to recog­nise and thank the Na­tional Lot­tery play­ers, as with­out them this project would not have been pos­si­ble.”

Fal­con Sup­port Ser­vices in Lough­bor­ough says it is de­lighted to an­nounce it has re­ceived an Awards for All Big Lot­tery grant of £9,114.

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