Campaign to help those with learning disabilities live independently - The Leamington Observer

Campaign to help those with learning disabilities live independently

Laura Kearns 20th Jan, 2017   0

A CHARITY is celebrating 50 years of supporting those with learning disabilities.

Leamington-based Mid Warwickshire Mencap – also known as Way Ahead Support Services – is hoping to make their golden jubilee year the most successful yet by launching a campaign to help people live independently.

The charity, which launched in 1966, currently supports some 80 people and encourages those living with learning disabilities to have control and choice over their lives.

It is hoping to further the help they can offer by raising £500,000 to buy new properties, where people can live independently while receiving care from the charity.

Charity spokesman Simon Hodgetts said: “In our 50th anniversary year we have set the objective to raise funds to purchase further flats and provide independent living to people with learning disabilities.

“There is a tremendous demand for this type of housing and Warwickshire County Council have identified a significant local shortfall.”

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