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NESS Benefits From Council Funding Boost

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NESS will receive a £15,000 funding boost from Aberdeen City Council follwing the council's annual budget meeting earlier this month.

The funding will be used to support the Young Peoples’ Sensory Service (YPSS), which offers the only tailored provision of its type in Scotland and is led by project co-ordinator Diana Daneels.

Graham Findlay, Chief Executive of NESS, said: “YPSS works with children and young people with both hearing and sight impairments and has been running successfully for over eight years. It’s a critical project in that it works with the youngest members of the community who are dealing with the daily obstacles associated with their serious sight or hearing loss.

“The service plays a vital role in preparing these young people for the rigours of life and when appropriate we move individuals on to other in-house support such as our employment service to provide them with the basic preparatory, employability skills and to source, where possible, job opportunities.”