Disability Nottinghamshire has been given a £9,000 cash boost to empower and enable disabled people to make informed choices about their lives
The organisation promoting the independence and choice of disabled people living in the Nottinghamshire County Council area, has secured the investment from the Coalfields Community Grants programme.
The cash will support the appointment of a senior welfare benefits adviser and go towards general running costs, training and marketing.
Lorna Carter, Chair of Disability Nottinghamshire said: “This grant will make all of the difference to our service users. It will allow us to offer the best advice that we can to ensure that our customers are able to make informed decisions.
She added: “In addition we can market our services to others who could benefit from the advice that we have to give them. Letting people know more about what we do and the positive impact that we have can only be a good thing.”
She said all services are delivered by people who have a disability or have personal experience of disability so those engaging with the organisation can feel confident their concerns will be handled with sensitivity and first-hand understanding.
Andy Lock Head of Operations (England) at the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, said: “It is organisations like Disability Nottinghamshire that make a real and lasting impact on the lives of those it works with.
“Empowering someone to make their own choices and to live an independent life is not something you can put a cost to.”