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Crawley charity wins share of our grant funding.

28.04.2020

A Crawley charity has won new grant funding after being nominated by local GPs.

GPs from Coachman’s Medical Practice in Crawley entered JubyLee Bakes for a Healthy Communities Grant from us.

Practices working in our 560 health buildings around the country were invited to put forward projects which make a difference to health for their patients. JubyLee Bakes will use the funds to support the purchase of a bread oven and prover for the JubyLee refurbished kitchen premises.

Coachman’s Medical Practice said: “The JubyLee Bakes project came into being to give work and works skills training to young adults with learning disabilities and autism. Currently in Sussex 90% of adults with learning disabilities have no long-term work.

“Purposeful work leads to increased self-confidence and self-esteem and so enhances mental and physical health. The bread oven will enable young people to learn new baking skills which will further promote and highlight their already considerable positive contribution to the local community.”

Ellen Tomlinson, General Manager of JubyLee Bakes said: “We are massively grateful to Assura for their vision in supporting what we are trying to achieve with our learning disabled young people. The bread oven / prover will be a huge asset in developing future skills training as well as hopefully producing something really delicious for our community to enjoy. “