Tomorrows is Not Just Another Day for LD:NorthEast
PUBLISHED: 14:52 20 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:52 20 May 2013
The Big Lottery is ‘Reaching Communities’ by supporting an exciting new project ‘Tomorrows,’ run by LD:NorthEast, the learning disability charity. ‘Tomorrows’ supports older people who have a learning disability, living in North Tyneside, to continue independent living and have a fulfilling life.
In modern society, old age can prove to be a period of increased isolation and loneliness, further emphasising the marginalisation people with a learning disability are often faced with. ‘Tomorrows’ aims to bridge the gap for these people through such things as: providing support to attend doctor and hospital appointments, providing social and leisure activities, and arranging places on adult learning courses, assisting people to ‘engage with the community.’
In celebration of the good work done so far by Tomorrows, the project’s official launch event took place at the Park Hotel, Tynemouth with more than 250 people coming along to offer support, the evening was a huge success.
However, this is not the only support Tomorrows has received. ‘Emmerdale’ actor, John Middleton who plays Ashley the Vicar, and was born and brought up in North Tyneside , said, “When I heard about the project I thought, ‘WOW!’ North Tyneside now has a beacon of hope for people over 50 who have a learning disability.”
With John’s support, as well as the on going support from members of the community and volunteers, ‘Tomorrows’ hopes that the project will continue to grow and reach many more people who are in need of support, but at the moment do not know how or where to find it.
If you would like to find out more about the project, volunteering opportunities or information on how to make a donation contact
LD:NorthEast , 205 Park Road, Wallsend, NE28 7NL.
0191 200 1100