Reach Learning Disability

My Place Online

We seek funding to deliver online activities to Nottinghamshire people with learning disabilities. Building on lessons learned from Covid-19, we will expand our online offer to enable more people to achieve better physical & mental health through fun & engaging online learning and social activities.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1076318)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£34,038

Time left

2 days

Donations

116

Championed by Monday Charitable Trust

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

  • “I was a bit sad when we closed the centre but Reach have lent me a computer so that I can join in with Zoom sessions. It cheers me up seeing my friends.”

    — Sarah

  • "A big thank you for the Zoom sessions. When the activity is staff led James becomes very animated at seeing his Reach friends and staff, he really listens and joins in. Before the session he was sat in the armchair yawning and ended up dancing around the lounge singing his head off!"

    — Claire, Mum to James

  • “If we didn’t have zoom then I wouldn’t see all my friends, it makes me really happy when I see them. I like talking to Romany, she’s always cheerful, that’s what you need at the moment.”

    — Charlotte

Situation

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted that people with learning disabilities at risk of poor health & social isolation face additional barriers to accessing help due to digital exclusion. We quickly adapted our services to help people get online & access learning & social activities that promote better health & social connections. We now want to expand our digital services to offer more activities & enable more vulnerable people to benefit from our bespoke online support & feel happier & healthier.

Solution

Our expert team will deliver online courses & socials to enable people with learning disabilities to learn about keeping healthy, important "stay safe" messages & connect safely with other people. Participants will gain vital skills & knowledge & feel less isolated because they will receive high quality support from tutors they know and trust. The project team will support participants & carers to get online including equipment loan, support to access the internet & produce digital resources.