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New grant available to help people with learning disabilities connect to local services in Hart and

Councillor Liz Fairhurst, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Lead Member for Adult Services and Public Health has approved £30,000 of funding for a new grant scheme aimed helping people with learning disabilities to better connect to key support services within the Hart and Rushmoor area.

Councillor Fairhurst said: “There is a wide range of help and support available to local people in the Hart and Rushmoor area but sometimes people are not sure how to access it and may lack the confidence to participate in projects that could benefit them. By providing local organisations with funding through this new grant scheme, the aim is to support their work and the wealth of knowledge, so that they can reach out and help more people with learning disabilities - and in turn, encourage and support them to access the help they need."

The ‘Learning Disability Connector Grant’ forms part of the County Council’s Local Solutions Grants Programme, designed to support the voluntary and community sector to provide services to enable adults’ independence - preventing or delaying the need for formal care.

Details of how to apply will be available in the coming weeks at www.hants.gov.uk.

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