Grant from Colne Community Builders will help adults with learning disabilities communicate through makaton – Halstead Gazette

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.

Read more at: http://www.halsteadgazette.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/15427138.Grant_gives_adults_with_learning_disabilities_their_voices/

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