£242,000 for Worthing’s Better Life Project

Celebrating the donation in Liverpool Gardens
Celebrating the donation in Liverpool Gardens

A WORTHING children’s charity has been awarded more than £242,000 to help support young people with behavioural issues, learning difficulties and disabilities.

Liverpool Terrace-based charity, asphaleia action, will use the money for its Better Life project, launching in June.

The money has come from the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities grant.

David Cottrell, the charity’s chief executive, said: “This money will provide 270 young people across Worthing and Uxbridge, in West London, with tailored support over the next three years, leading to better life outcomes and improved health and wellbeing.”

The charity is also in the process of recruiting two specialist project workers who will work in secondary schools in Worthing to address young people’s disruptive behaviour.

They will hold therapeutic one-to-one sessions to tackle their feelings of failure, lack of confidence and frustration caused as a result of not understanding their behaviour.

The charity has been providing support services to disadvantaged children and young people for 10 years, having formed as a charity in Worthing, in 2000, and launched in Uxbridge in 2004.

As well as Big Lottery funding, the charity is also currently funded by Comic Relief.

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