ACT Foundation

Timesavers have been awarded £500 for the Computer Drop In sessions in Bickerstaffe. These took place from February to April and will return in the autumn.

Edward McCarthy Secretary of Timesavers: “A huge thank-you on behalf of Timesavers. This makes a huge difference.”

Timesavers is a charity set up in 2010 by a group of parents who were concerned by the lack of paid jobs or work experience placements in administration for people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire where they could gain their skills in a supportive environment and on a one to one basis if required.

They provide qualified sessional workers who collect them from where they live, support the people whilst they are at the office, then return them home after their training/ work experience. The learners are encouraged to join a local job club and given help to produce a CV and a speculative letter to go with it working in conjunction with Lancashire County Council Employment Support Service.

Our sessions are at our Skelmersdale office or Bickerstaffe Four Lane Ends Mission.

Support staff for Timesavers are provided by Linkability (West Lancs) , Divine Days Creative Arts CIC and Edward McCarthy Support Services.

 

The ACT Foundation (ACT) was formed in 1994 and is registered with the Charity Commission (number 1068617).

We provide grants to individuals and other UK registered charities with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of people in need and, particularly, those on a low income who have a physical and/or mental disability or the elderly.  Our grant budget is derived from our diverse investment portfolio and we do not fundraise.

At ACT, we believe that people living with a physical and/or mental disability or a long-term illness should have the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others.  Our priority is to provide financial support that enables one or more of our 4 life “themes” to be met.  In summary our themes and, therefore, priorities are:-

Health & Wellbeing – supporting access to community facilities to maintain, improve and enhance general welfare

Independent Living at Home – helping people to live independently in their own home for as long as possible

Respite – enabling carers to take a break from the responsibility of caring for a loved one

Transition – supporting the journey through education and personal development programmes into employment, long-term volunteering or other meaningful daytime activity, housing and independent living

Visit – http://www.theactfoundation.co.uk

Visit www.timesavers.org.uk or call 01704 893835 or 07971 299606.