PEOPLE who have learning disabilities, mental ill-health and autism are to receive extra support to help them communicate.
A grant of £2,000 was awarded by Colne Community Builders to Bright Lives Social Enterprise, based in Colchester.
The money will enable them to train a regional Makaton tutor to work with the adults who attend the centre.
Makaton is similar to sign language and uses a combination of gestures, eye contact and body language.
Michael Jones, chief executive of Bright Lives, said: “Being able to communicate is a vital skill which we all need in life.