Donation to Accuro

Partner: Accuro

Project: Donation to Accuro

Accuro provides support for children, young people and adults with  disability in West Essex.

For children and young people Accuro offers a great range of activities and outings, whilst giving their families precious respite care.

Right in the heart of the local community Accuro is well placed to research and deliver a range of relevant services in direct response to specific, identified local needs: services which also deliver positive measurable outcomes.

Initiatives for young people include the School Holiday Support Project offering 8-19 year olds with a disability opportunities to participate in leisure and social activities; and the Saturday Play Club which offers 8-16 year olds with a range of disabilities and needs the opportunity to engage in constructive and imaginative play within a safe, caring environment developing confidence and self-esteem plus communication, social and life skills and for adults with a disability, the Adult Friendship Scheme offers opportunities to take part in leisure and social activities.

The Axis Foundation’s donation of £5560 will go towards Accuro’s Gardening Project and will purchase a polytunnel, a shed, tools and horticultural materials.

Project feedback...

Lucy Geater, Accuro’s Communications and Marketing Officer says, “Accuro (Care Services) are extremely grateful for the fantastic donation we have received from The Axis Foundation.

"The Gardening Project will be run from our new head office which offers expansive gardening space and opportunities to expand. The project will initially be offered to our adults members for 5 hours a week with the outlook of expanding the service to our youth groups.

"The project will allow our members to learn new life skills, as well as reducing social isolation while increasing their confidence and giving them the independence and opportunity to integrate with their local community. Plants and produce will be sold at local markets across West Essex to raise money and awareness for Accuro (Care Services)."