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New services for Halton's 25,000 disabled people
A BARGE trip launched an exciting project for Halton’s 25,000 disabled residents.
Halton’s Mayor and Mayoress joined members of Halton Disability Partnershop for a trip on The Wizard barge, to unveil a range of new services.
HDP is a charity which provides information, advice and support for the disabled and their families.
A new website, haltondisability.org.uk is now available.
The Mayor, Clr Tom McInerney was the first person to sign a new ‘petal pledge’ to raise awareness and funds for this charity.
Knitted flower brooches have been created.
The charity will be in an empty shop beside Runcorn Market in Granville Street, on Tuesday, October 23, and Widnes Market on Wednesday, November 7, to give shoppers a chance to make their pledge, create some art and support HDP.
Most of the trustees are disabled people. Two people are employed and volunteers, mostly disabled, are being recruited and trained.
HDP receives funding from the Big Lottery, Halton Council and the Government office for disability issues.
The charity is based at Sefton House, Public Hall Street, Runcorn and is open weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm tel 01928 592405.
The Mayor and Mayoress, Clrs Tom and Angela McInerney with Tom Baker, chairman of Halton Disability Partnership Picture: Dave Gillespie DGK131012