Kirsty Williams has welcomed the news that the Bracken Trust will receive £499,964 in funding from the National Lottery Community Fund over the next five years.
The Bracken Trust delivers services to people suffering or recovering from cancer, empowering people to live with, through and beyond cancer.
The funding will be used to expand on the services at their base in Llandrindod Wells, and develop wellbeing and community support services in hubs in Knighton and Llanidloes. This includes a designated ‘home support service’ and a telephone support system 5 days of the week.
Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, said:
“Previous visits to Bracken Trust have left me in no doubt of the importance of the support they provide. I’m really pleased that they’ve been granted this money and I look forward to seeing the benefits it will bring to the people the Trust supports.”
The full summary of what the grant will be used for is below:
"Bracken Trust Limited, who deliver services to those suffering or recovering from cancer, will expand on the services at their base in Llandrindod Wells and develop wellbeing and community support services in hubs in Knighton and Llanidloes. This will include a robust, designated ‘home support service’ and a telephone support system 5 days of the week. A recruitment and retention strategy for volunteers will be developed and additional volunteers recruited to help at the hubs, and information technology will be improved making it more user friendly, interactive and bilingual. The grant, £499,964 over five years, will fund the salaries of three full time equivalent staff posts, training, travel expenses accommodation and utilities, marketing and communications, monitoring and evaluation and redundancy costs."