A West Midlands-based learning disability charity has enhanced the lives of more than 40 people, providing funding worth more than £3,500.
Select Lifestyles Charitable Trust, set up by leading independent care provider Select Lifestyles in early 2022, provides financial, emotional, and social support to adults with learning disabilities.
Since the charity’s inception, it has fulfilled 15 applications to provide vulnerable adults with financial support for essentials such as home and garden furnishings, clothing, transport, and recreational activities. These applications have seen the charity provide funding totalling £3,703, directly impacting the lives of 46 people.
One recipient commented: “Select Lifestyles Charitable Trust helped me to spend time with my family at Christmas for the first time since before the Covid pandemic, by providing funding for my transport home. The process was simple, and the team were helpful with my request every step of the way.”
Nick Horton, Managing Director at Select Lifestyles, added: “Through Select Lifestyles Charitable Trust, we aim to enable those with learning disabilities to live the life they want with no restrictions. We strive to empower individuals to become as independent as possible and it means a lot to us to be able to provide them with the support they need to do this.
“The charity also brings the community together and we have several upcoming events and activities in the calendar. These include a Christmas card competition and a Bonfire Night event, details of which can be found on our social media channels.”
In April 2024, 16 team members from Select Lifestyles will also be fundraising by taking part in the Wolf Run – a 10-kilometre obstacle-based challenge which includes walking, running, swimming and climbing. More information can be found at https://gofund.me/9e21bc1c.
Applications for Select Lifestyles Charitable Trust funding are open to anyone with learning disabilities and can be made through a Gift Request Form. Forms are available at www.selectlifestyles.charity or by emailing email@example.com.