The Isle of Wight Foundation, which is made up of The partners behind Island Roads (Ringway Island Roads, Island Roads Services, Meridiam and Vinci Concessions) have announced the projects who will receive a grant from them this year (2022).
People Matter IW, which works with a wide range of Island residents with differing support needs, has been awarded £7,587.52 to establish a new support centre for people with learning disabilities.
ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) specialist training and qualifications will be provided, to mainly young adults, in subjects including careers, experiencing work, volunteering, living independently, personal finance and personal, social, health and economics (PHSE).
Teresa Day, the People Matter IW Learning Disability Support Centre Lead, says:
"The students, project leaders and People Matter IW very much appreciate the foundation's support, which will help our setting-up costs. This funding will make such a difference for our group. It will enable us to continue with providing appropriate education in our centre and our students will be enabled to gain new skills and be accredited for their learning."