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Name change for project signals broader service

The Mentoring Plus project which helps people with learning disabilities is to change its name to Learning Disability Services.

To reflect the next phase in its development, and following the securing of a major three year grant from City Bridge Trust to fund the Outreach Co-ordinator role held by team leader Joe Robins, along with external feedback, the project will seek out and support those who are less visible and foster a better understanding between people with learning disabilities and the wider community.

Over the last few years the project has grown to encompass a range of new services along with tried and tested current ones, reflecting the team’s flexibility about what works well and readiness to embrace change and new ideas.  The new name was chosen to clarify what it does. The existing mentoring and literacy programmes will operate under the umbrella of the new name.

Commenting on the change Rory Gillert, chief executive said, “This shows not only what has been achieved so far but a willingness to extend further into the community to help those with learning disabilities who are harder to reach and who would clearly benefit from the life-enhancing services that the project provides.”