Charity gets £12,000 for voices project

A borough charity has been awarded almost £12,000 to help them continue their work with disabled people.

North Tyneside Disability Forum (NTDF)has been awarded the money from the ODI DPULO (Disabled Peoples User Led) Facilitation Funding, which will go towards its Powerful Young Voices Project.

NTDF chief officer Sue Adams said: “This piece of work we have secured support for aims to enable young disabled people to find their voice and make it heard.

“As a Disabled Peoples User Led organisation we believe in the DPULO ethos and the NTDF portfolio of service provision is directed and delivered in keeping with this.

“Our young people need the skills, confidence and competence to be active in their local communities, influencing policy and effecting change.”

“It will enable young people of today to become the adults of tomorrow as effective decision makers, implementing choice and influencing policy, taking their place and making their mark in local youth council cabinet by ensuring appropriate representation with appropriate support to best align young disabled peoples networks with local context and equal opportunity.”