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Lottery grant for brain injury support projects

10th February 2006

Further support and services are to be made available to those suffering from brain injuries in the Merseyside area thanks to a new Lottery grant.

Money from a Lottery grant has been awarded to Mersey Neurological Trust and the Merseyside Disability Federation (MDF) to enable them to provide greater services to black and ethnic minority communities.

Focussing on those with neurological disorders and brain injuries, the projects help sufferers to lead a normal life and advises them on new job opportunities as part of the Working Life service.

Brian Simpson, officer for the Working Life service, explained that the Mersey Neurological Trust had organised a consortium with other organisations in the area to form the Merseydside Disability Federation.

"This consortium has just received a grant from the Big Lottery Fund which will fund a three-year project to work with other disability organisations to help them increase their accessibility to members of black and racial minority communities in Liverpool and build on the achievements of the outreach project," Mr Simpson explained to Community Newswire.

Charities such as these are vital in supporting people with brain injuries and their families, helping them to plan for the future.