Disability charity awarded grant to help ensure social inclusion

A charity supporting adults with physical disabilities has been awarded a grant of £2,500 from MAXIMUS Foundation UK to continue its work promoting inclusion within local communities.

Colin Edis, a branch manager for Enrych, received a cheque from MAXIMUS Foundation UK Chairman Chris Blackwell, along with Violet Chidombwe from MAXIMUS, who nominated the charity for the award. Enrych is to use the grant to support its work in providing leisure and learning opportunities for adults with disabilities.

The MAXIMUS Foundation UK was founded in 2015 with a remit of providing grants to local charities and non-profit organisations that support disadvantaged groups.  In particular those contributing to personal growth and self-sufficiency in areas of health, employment and community development.

Chris Blackwell, Chairman of MAXIMUS Foundation UK, said:

“The Government has highlighted the importance of social inclusion and combating loneliness amongst the most vulnerable in society. Enrych do fantastic work in providing opportunities for individuals who might otherwise have difficulty being part of their local communities. We’re delighted to be able to support them.”

Colin Edis, Branch Manager for Enrych, said:

“We’re delighted MAXIMUS Foundation UK has recognised and is supporting our work. It’s all too easy for adults with physical disabilities to be excluded from their local communities, with their quality of life suffering as a result. What we do provides valuable opportunities for what can be a very vulnerable group.”

MAXIMUS Foundation UK

MAXIMUS Foundation UK was founded in 2015, using the model of the Foundation established by MAXIMUS in the United States. The remit of the Foundation is to provide grants to community groups and charities that contribute to personal growth and self sufficiency in areas of health, employment and community development.

MAXIMUS is one of the Department for Work and Pensions’ accredited providers of the Work Programme, delivering the scheme in West London and the Thames Valley, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the North East Yorkshire and the Humber. MAXIMUS has forty years of experience providing support to help disadvantaged people back into the labour market and has partnered with governments around the world to provide critical health and human service programmes to a diverse range of communities in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. Through its subsidiary Health Management Limited (HML), MAXIMUS is also one of the largest providers of occupational health services in the UK and carries out these services through a dedicated team of highly qualified clinicians. HML is the provider of the DWP Fit for Work service available to GPs, employers and employees.

Enrych

Founded nearly 30 years ago, Enrych enables adults with physical disabilities to enjoy leisure and learning opportunities through partnership with a volunteer. The charity’s work helps its members meet people with similar interests, increase their self-confidence and independence, and contributes to their long-term health outcomes.

For further information, please contact Chris Rogers (020 7793 2536 / 07720 054189 / Chris.Rogers@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk) or Mayar Raouf (020 7463 0698 / Mayar.Raouf@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk).