Please join me in making a difference.
I'm raising money in aid of THE JPK SUSSEX PROJECT, every donation will help.
The JPK Project has been formed to provide a much needed, supported living centre with training opportunities for people with a learning disability in Eastbourne and the surrounding area.
Our fundraising to date has enabled us to secure our fantastic site in Old Town, Eastbourne with a welcoming cafe, bakery and training facility. Training courses for our Students commenced through generous grants and community fundraising. Already, our Students have grown in confidence and self-esteem, they have all passed some of their initial training modules. We are now looking to becoming a Registered Training Facility.
In addition, The Old Town Café has become a focal point in supporting our local community, many of whom live alone in sheltered accommodation build friendships
NEW SUPPORTED LIVING CENTRE
This has been designed to provide accommodation on-site in 8 flats for people who have a severe learning disability. The plans give individuality to each unit and incorporate a staff room for night cover. A separate communal area includes a kitchen, lounge and dining facilities.
We will be able to support residents in preparing their own meals and helping them to mix, build friendships, and socialise.
The living accommodation has always been of prime importance. We are delighted to announce that we have already raised 65% of the total capital required and are applying for additional funds to raise more money. Unfortunately, the pandemic has meant our local fundraising initiatives have had to cease for the time being, so we are asking for your help online instead.
We already have 8 people on our waiting list to be accommodated and the majority of their carers are in their 70s and 80s. It is essential for people with a learning disability to be suitably housed before a crisis occurs. This enormous transition from living ‘at home’ to ‘independent living’ needs the support of their parent carers, otherwise if people with a learning disability were suddenly bereft of their parents and left ‘in crisis’, there would be no opportunity for the individual to choose where they would wish to live. They could be placed anywhere where there is a vacancy, possibly out of the county.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me and many families who are in need of this help.
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