Equal Futures supports people with a learning disability or autism to plan for their future, make social connections, and increase their social confidence.
The Glasgow Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, which is funded by the Scottish Government, provides grants to groups to deliver adult mental health and wellbeing projects across the city’s communities.
This funding will enable eight Equal Futures volunteers to support people with a learning disability or autism to take part in a range of activities such as; one-to-one befriending, circles of support and social events. This grant will also improve the mental wellbeing of individuals and their family members.
Stacey Burgess, Glasgow Project Coordinator for Equal Futures said:
The funding from the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund will allow us to continue supporting people in the Glasgow area. We’re really excited to hold more social events to bring people together and reduce social isolation. The funding will also make a difference to our volunteers by ensuring we can continue to provide the support and training they need to get the most out of their experience.