Turning Point Scotland Dumfries & Galloway’s youth service has been given a huge boost through the award of £10,000 from the BBC’s Children in Need Fund. The majority of the grant will be used to fund a sensory room which will be accessed by children with disabilities.

The idea of the sensory room came from discussions with local families who we are involved with through the youth group and short break service. The service have had positive feedback from the commissioning manager for children’s services who feels it’s an ideal resource that local children can use and can access the service through use of self-directed support funding.

Lorna Adams, Service Manager, said: “We are delighted to receive this grant and the sensory room will be a huge asset to our youth service in Stranraer. We are really grateful to the Children in Need Fund and can’t wait to get started on our latest project.”