Boost For The Junction Thanks To Simplyhealth

Boost for The Junction thanks to Simplyhealth

Health plan provider Simplyhealth has donated £4751 to The Junction in Andover to help its club for people with learning disabilities called Steps.

Ran by Alabaré Christian Care & Support – a registered charity, The Junction is a   drop in centre for young people who are age 13-25 providing a range of services including, counselling, group work, music, employment and education support.

The donation was brought about earlier in the year when Councillor Iris Andersen contacted Simplyhealth about the service, and the need for sensory equipment to be used within the sensory room and during counselling sessions. 

The equipment, funded by Simplyhealth included Bubble tubes, a Steplite, which lights up when people are talking and a sensory box that has a variety of projectors, auditory and visual equipment.

Paula Philp, The Junction Service Manager comments: “Without the financial support of businesses like Simplyhealth we would be unable to purchase this sort of equipment. It has made the counselling rooms a more comfortable place for our young people to be and provides fun and interactive sessions for our Steps group.

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to Iris for thinking of us and to Simplyhealth Community Fund for the generous donation and opportunity to improve our service for the benefit of our young people.”

Sarah Ford, spokesperson for Simplyhealth comments: ““We’re very proud to support The Junction and the Steps club and hope the sensory equipment will benefit those who need it most in our community.”

 

for more information about Simplyhealth visit http://newsroom.simplyhealth.co.uk

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