Community Lottery Funds Lockdown Liberation

A £10,000 grant from the National Lottery Community Fund will enable us to develop our latest digital offering Lockdown Liberation.

The lockdown restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 outbreak hit people with learning disabilities hard. They were unable to access traditional day services and were feeling the effects of isolation more than most. We began quickly developing some online activities through a channel which we call The Curiosity Box.

It will take some time for day services to return to normal and some people may not want to return or may want a blended offer of physical and online interaction.

In response to this, the grant will enable us to develop what we think will be the worlds first dedicated learning and fun portal for people with learning disabilities. It will be built on a Learning Management System platform and will enable learners to develop skills and gain certification as well as formal qualifications from anywhere in the world.