Wandsworth enablement project
The Wandsworth enablement project started at Randall Close resource centre in 2014 and has already made it possible for a number of disabled people to take their first steps towards independence through specialist support and therapy.
Randall Close was recently awarded £343,805 from the Big Lottery Fund and £147,000 from The City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporations charity. This goes towards the enablement and healthy living project being delivered at the service.
It is being delivered over a four-year period, and we hope to support over a thousand people through a comprehensive health programme designed to enable and empower disabled people to live independently.
It will allow us to individually tailor physical activity workshops and healthy eating classes. The centre will also help support people to learn or re-learn budgeting, healthy eating, exercise, shopping, meal planning and other transferable life skills.
The project will also target people with newly acquired disabilities to maintain or increase choice and control in their everyday lives, as well as looking at how individuals can complement and enhance their unique cultural identities.
‘We are thrilled to have secured these grants, as they will allow us to really help individuals gain confidence, new life skills and live an overall healthier lifestyle. Having a supportive community and access to regular workshops and classes can really enhance your skills to live with as much control and as independently as possible.’