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Service users and staff at Victoria House in Hull are delighted to receive a £2500 donation from the Drypool Community Grant.

Victoria House is a purpose built centre that provides accommodation and support for people with complex and high dependency needs and forms part of the forms part of the nationwide network of support services provided by Disability Lifestyles.

This generous donation has been used to purchase iPads as part of the ConnectAbility Appeal – a three year £250k fundraising campaign for assistive communications technology for Disabilities Lifestyle service users.

The Drypool Community Grant is an initiative that provides local communities with the means to address their own priorities. The community initiative is a match funded programme with every one pound raised must be matched by a similar amount in donations.

Chairman of Community First, Brian Johnson, attended Victoria House to present service users with the iPads on the 16th September.

Victoria House service users have already benefited from communications technology, using iPads and eye trackers to communicate with their friends and family and were delighted to welcome Brian.

Activities co-ordinator, Angela Hardie, says, “We are absolutely thrilled to have received this fantastic donation which we used to purchase iPads for our service users. The Drypool Grant has had a profound effect on our fundraising efforts and we are so grateful for their generosity.”