Who benefits from SoLO’s work?
We work with children, young people and adults in the Solihull area with learning disabilities.
Learning disabilities are very varied and each individual is unique. Having a learning disability may mean that a person might have difficulties understanding, learning and remembering new things, and applying any learning to new situations. Because of these difficulties with learning, they may also have difficulties with a number of social tasks such as communication, self-care, health and safety.
SoLO aims to add value to the lives of people with learning disabilities. We believe that people with learning disabilities often miss out on enjoying many opportunities, activities and experiences that others take for granted, and are working to change this.
We work with individuals who have both moderate and severe learning disabilities.
Moderate learning disabilities are those which make life more of a challenge. People with moderate learning disabilities may need some support with communication or travelling independently.
People with severe learning disabilities may need support in undertaking more basic tasks in life such as walking, eating, personal hygiene and communicating verbally.
There are approximately 4000 individuals in Solihull with learning disabilities ranging from moderate to severe. Despite our efforts and the generosity of our funders, we can only provide services for a proportion of those in need.
How are we funded?
We are funded through a variety of different sources such as corporate sponsorship, our own fundraising activities, the kindness and generosity of individuals, and through grants from organisations such as the Local Authority, the National Lottery and Children In Need.
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