During the current pandemic the Committee identified that people who would normally be contacted face to face at day services etc were not being reached. Most people do not engage digitally so some other way was needed. They applied to the National Emergencies Trust for funding to produce some easy read booklets. We are proud to say the bid was successful. The first booklet has been distributed to almost 1,000 adults with a learning disability in the Doncaster area. This issue contained information regarding where to obtain support if required and some Christmas themed activities and competitions. The funding awarded will also cover the cost of equipment (Think Pads) to assist members of the Committee in producing and contributing to future booklets and to encourage and engage digitally with some of the people they represent.
A further two issues will be produced around March and June 2021 so watch this space!
A huge thank you the National Emergencies Trust for making this all possible.