Care Plus Group Charitable Trust has recently donated £1440 to YMCA Humber to support literacy and numeracy work with residents who have very limited, or in some cases no reading, writing or maths skills.
The money has allowed the YMCA to purchase specific equipment, books and games to be used to deliver basic reading and maths sessions for residents to give them the skills to live independently. The funds have been used to purchase a wide range of items including ipads, basic adult reading books, Scrabble, Boggle, analogue clocks for learning to tell the time and reading glasses where these are needed. Caroline Spence, Training and Engagement Lead said: “These items will help us support people who cannot or have not accessed learning previously. We’re really grateful to the Care Plus Group Charitable Trust for all the support as this will help so many people at so many different times. In terms of the games, people will not even realise they are revisiting their literacy and numeracy when they are taking part.” Neil Cartwright, Trustee of the Care Plus Group Charitable Trust, said: “It’s brilliant that we’re able to help the YMCA with these items. They know better than anyone what the needs of their residents are and what materials would be useful for them so when they submitted an application we were more than happy to support it.”