Voluntary community care groups receive funding boost

Voluntary community care organisations in Scotland are set to
benefit in the next financial year from an additional £233,000
in grants from the Scottish executive. Malcolm Chisholm, deputy
minister for community care, announced the grants for seven
voluntary organisations.

Among the beneficiaries are: ASSIST, receiving £65,000 to
promote direct payments to people with disabilities; Headway,
receiving £48,000 to strengthen its information and support to
head injury victims and their families; National Autistic Society
(Scotland), receiving £25,000 to expand its services to people
with autistic spectrum disorder; and Age Concern Scotland,
receiving £5,000 to help in the fight against abuse of older

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