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Jackie (centre) with Dawn Hall, Talent & Pathways Manager for DMBC (left) and Debbie Allott, Contract & Compliance Manager for DMBC (right)

Appeal for learners from local charity following DMBC funding

Award-winning charity, The Cascade Foundation, has secured funding from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) to support its work to help people with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or dyspraxia and those affected by head injuries to gain qualifications.

The funds have been allocated from DMBC’s Adult, Family & Community Learning Adult Education Budget, and the charity has now launched an appeal for adults aged 19+ who fit the criteria to come forward and sign up for a variety of courses the charity will now be able to offer.

Explains Jackie Hewitt-Main, founder of The Cascade Foundation: “Thanks to this money from DMBC we have 89 places specifically for adults, living in Doncaster, with learning disabilities to engage in a new way of learning and gain valuable qualifications that will potentially support them into employment.

“We are able to offer courses that will lead to an Award in Hospitality or an Award in Employability Skills, Numeracy and Literacy Entry Level 1 and a Certificate in Progression.”

Continues Jackie: “Anyone taking part in any of the courses will learn to understand their disability better and go on to learn more and more – that’s the outcome we always see with our learners. We’ve worked with people who’ve gone on to start their own business or become entrepreneurs simply because we are able to motivate and inspire individuals with the methods we use to teach. 

“It never ceases to amaze me what can be achieved and I’m delighted that DMBC have awarded us this funding to help even more people to learn in way that they understand.”

Concludes Dawn Hall, Talent & Pathways Manager for DMBC: “The work that Jackie and her team at The Cascade Foundation deliver is unique. The transformation of learners and the results delivered speak for themselves.”

If you or someone you know would like to enrol on one of The Cascade Foundation courses outline above, please email or call 01302 770595.