Social isolation is an issue that the Williams Family Foundation is passionate about tackling. The foundation was therefore keen to help the Flintshire Disability Forum extend their great work by adding another weekly social group to their timetable. These groups provide social opportunities for people with physical disability, including weekly get togethers and a monthly outing.
FDF Development Manager, Jan Thomas commented:
Flintshire Disability Forum were thrilled this week to have been granted a £5000 donation from the Williams Family Foundation. This money will be used to set up a fourth group for the Forum in Flintshire. There are 20,000 physically disabled adults in the County we know of that are isolated, lonely and lacking self confidence. They have very little opportunity to experience those activities the rest of us take for granted; a trip to the football match, a pub meal, the cinema or just to be with friends. The grant from the Williams Family Foundation will fund a new weekly group at Holywell Leisure Centre for 12 months, this group will support younger adults ie 18 to 30 year olds. Within 12 months FDF anticipate that the group will be self-financing and led by the members themselves.
Working with the Williams Family Foundation has been a real pleasure, and on behalf of our members many thanks.
To find out more visit the Flintshire Local Voluntary Council website here