Winsford neuromuscular charity supported by housebuilder’s scheme

 

Local charity, Winsford NeuroMuscular Centre is celebrating after receiving a donation from David Wilson Homes North West’s Our Space, Your Place scheme.

The housebuilder’s scheme, which offers support to community groups in the region through volunteer time or funding, provided a garden shed to be used by the centre’s gardening club. The gardening club acts as a respite for many of the carers and individuals who spend time at the centre, giving them a focus away from their caring role and the opportunity to meet other carers and get out into the fresh air.

Winsford NeuroMuscular Centre has a team of specialist neuromuscular physiotherapists that provide assessment, treatment and advice for people with muscular dystrophy. This service can provide ongoing care determined by clinical need. It is free to all users but they do seek funding from Clinical Commissioning Groups or Healthboards.

Andy Taylor, Our Space, Your Place Project Coordinator and Planning Director at David Wilson Homes North West, comments: “At David Wilson Homes, we are dedicated to building strong communities in areas surrounding our developments. Winsford NeuroMuscular Centre is vital to so many families, it offers much needed support, so we are delighted to be helping this inspiring charity continue its vital work.”

Lyndsey Cannon- Potts, head of funding at the centre, adds: “For carers who often receive no other break during the average week the ability to get outside in the fresh air and potter around NMC’s garden area has huge benefits.

“In addition to participating in an activity away from their caring role, carers often get the chance to socialize with other carers and a great deal of mutual support occurs.”

David Wilson Homes North West’s Our Space, Your Place scheme helps community groups with donations of volunteer time and funding. The latest round of applications is now open, and local organisations and projects in need of support can apply by visiting www.ourspaceyourplace.co.uk. For further information on David Wilson Homes North West visit www.dwh.co.uk.

 

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