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Major cash boost for disability charity

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Sense Scotland awarded £618,000 from the Big Lottery Fund

A Scottish charity has been awarded over half a million pounds to help young people with disabilities make the transition from school to adult life.

Sense Scotland’s One Giant Leap is to benefit from £618,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

The money will be used to increase the service in Glasgow, as well as expanding it across the country to help disabled young people in Dundee, Ayrshire and Lanarkshire.

Currently it only runs twice a week in Glasgow.

Margaret Mackenzie, OGL programme manager, said: “We provide consistency during what can be a stressful time for young people and their families. So many parents tell us about the difference OGL makes.

“We’re so excited about the award which will allow us to grow and provide this amazing service across Scotland and make a difference to even more young people’s lives.”

Sense Scotland supports and promotes the interests of children, young people and adults who have communication support needs arising from a range of disabilities including, but not limited to, deafblindness, sensory impairment, learning or physical disability.

It delivers more than 50 services, reaching around 700 people.