Can Do to expand its age range thanks to new funds!

29 January 2016

Can Do volunteersFrom April 2016 Can Do will be expanding in rural areas in Yorkshire and Gloucester to a new age range of 10-to 25-year-olds!

This exciting news is a result of it winning a share of the £1.2million National Youth Social Action fund, granted by the Cabinet Office and The Pears Foundation, to expand its work in the regions.

It will create opportunities for young disabled people that will develop their life skills and enhance their confidence and independence.  

‘We are thrilled The Pears Foundation and the Cabinet Office recognise the work Can Do does and the benefits volunteering can bring to the lives of young disabled people.    

‘Disabled people can face many barriers as part of their daily life when it comes to relationships, finding a job or a place to live.

Can Do aims to support and equip our participants with the skills and confidence they need to live their lives fully and participate in society.’ — Jemma Shaw, Can Do programme manager

The National Youth Social Action fund is committed to helping young people in deprived or rural areas to get involved in social action. It intends to reach over 20,000 young people across England. 

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