Events guide aims to help Islanders

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, November 22, 2012

 

AN ONLINE community website is setting up an arts and events guide for people with learning disabilities across the Isle of Wight as well as the rest of the UK.

Netbuddy, a London-based special needs specialist that offers practical solutions to everyday issues, has teamed up with Time Out magazine in the hope of making a difference on the Isle of Wight by providing free information about events available for people with learning disabilities, special needs and autism.

The guide is due to go live soon.

According to a recent report, nearly a third of local authorities have closed day services in the last three years, leaving one in four adults with learning disabilities stuck at home, said a spokesman.

Netbuddy director Deborah Gundle said: "We know there are lots of fantastic things going on around the country for people with learning disabilities and it's time more people knew about them.

"We are thrilled to be working with Time Out on such an important project, at a time when so many local services are under fire."

She added that anyone who has information about various events or venues which are accessible for people with learning disabilities on the Island should visit www.netbuddy.org.uk or email sophie@netbuddy.org.uk

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