Stop withdrawal of funding for Touch Trust
  • Petitioned Cardiff Council

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Cardiff Council

Stop withdrawal of funding for Touch Trust

    1. Petition by

      Touch Trust

Very recently, Touch Trust received a letter from Cardiff Council detailing that 100% of our funding (amounting to £15,000, a very considerable amount) will be withdrawn following new budget cuts. Various organisations including other charities are also suffering, though some are only seeing cuts at 10% (or more). While we are not in the position to say that our charity is more deserving than another, we do believe that a complete withdrawal of funds is not only unacceptable and shocking, but thoroughly devastating. We rely on donations and grants such as these to keep our organisation going and provide a service to an excellent standard that our clients, carers and parents are used to. We offer unique therapy programmes for individuals afflicted by multiple and profound disabilities, increasing body awareness, happiness, relieving stress, which also offers many other benefits. Touch Trust is also the home of our Post-19 college where students affected by disabilities such as autism are welcomed into a learning environment not offered by other institutions. It would be a huge shame to lose this, as many of our guests are regular attendees and visit on a twice weekly, or even more regular basis. It's especially hard for us (and those that visit and use us) to understand why the council would undercut such a special refuge that many of our guests see as a second home. Please help us in reinforcing our point to the council that we desperately need this funding, and to help them understand how special our place is.

For more information on the Touch Trust, please visit www.touchtrust.co.uk

 

Yn ddiweddar, derbyniodd Touch Trust lythyr gan Gyngor Caerdydd yn dweud y byddai 100% o’r nawdd (yn cyrraedd £15,000) yn cael ei dynnu yn dilyn y toriadau. Mae amryw o gyfluniadau, yn cynnwys elusennau yn dioddef yn ogystal, er bod rhai dim ond yn dioddef o doriadau o 10% (neu fwy). Gan nad ydym mewn lle i ddweud bod ein elusen ni yn fwy haeddianol nag eraill, rydym yn credu bod toriad llawn o’r arian yn annerbyniol. Rydym yn dibynnu ar gyfraniadau i ddarparu safon da i’r cleientiaid, rhieni ac helpwyr. Rydym yn cynnig rhagleni therapi unigryw i unigolion sydd wedi eu heffeithio gan amryw o anableddau dwys ac yn codi ymwybyddiaeth corfforol, hybu hapusrwydd a lleihau straen sydd hefyd yn cynnig llawer fwy o fuddiant. Mae Touch Trust hefyd yn cynnig amylchedd dysgu i fyfyrwyr coleg dros 19 oed sydd wedi eu heffeithio gan anableddau fel awtistiaeth. Fe fyddai’n drist i golli hyn, gan fod nifer o’r cleientiaid yn mynychu Touch Trust yn rheolaidd ac yn ymweld â ni ddwywaith yr wythnos neu hyd yn oed yn fwy rheolaidd. Mae’n hynod o anodd i ni (ac i’r rheiny sy’n ymweld ac yn ein defnyddio ni) i ddeall pam bod y cyngor yn gwneud toriadau ar le fel hyn, lle mae nifer o’r ymwelwyr yn ei gyfri fel ail gartref. Helpwch ni i atgyfnerthu ein pwynt ac i annog y cyngor i ddeall ein bod ni wir angen y nawdd, ac iddynt ddeall pa mor arbennig yw Touch Trust.

 

 

 

 

 

To:
Cardiff Council
Stop withdrawal of funding for Touch Trust

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Result

      We have received official confirmation from Cardiff Council regarding our recent efforts to stop the withdrawal of funding for Touch Trust. Unfortunately, it wasn't the response we were hoping for. We have now lost £15,000. If anyone has ideas about fundraising / sponsors, now would be a good time to get in touch if you feel like helping us.

      "I am writing to inform you that I have now received confirmation that all grant recommendations as outlined in the ‘in principle’ letters sent to you from Jon House, Chief Executive, on 1st February 2013 were approved at Full Council on Thursday 28th February.
      A letter confirming the above has also been forwarded to yourself in Tuesday's mail. "

    2. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    • teresa wadsworth CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      my husband broke his neck 12 years ago, he,s a was a very hard working man, painter and decorator, big man, fisherman, used to play rugby for ely, llanrumney, very fit . after his accident I looked after him ofcourse, then I fell ill, I had breast cancer, lost my breast, my hair, went through chemo and radio therapy, but I,m still looking after my husband, we are,nt both intact, but we love and care for eachother and our children, our son climbed kilomanjaro a few months ago, in aid of clic, childrens cancer, which I,m very proud of, my daughter is a university phsycology student, whilst working with the royal british legion. it touched my heart when I read about what you all are doing for people in need. thankyou. xxx

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    • Gemma Oliver CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      My son is disabled and accesses the touch trust - it is really helping his development and social skills it is a vital and unique service that helps children so much

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    • Sian Thomas PONTYPRIDD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I think this is wonderful for the children with learning disability. How can the council stop something which is a wonderful, positive, calming benefit to children who need it. Please don't stop the funding.

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    • Mark Beaton NEW RADNOR, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      touch Trust do excellent work and their work at Penmaes Special School has a directly beneficial effect on one of my parishioners and his family.

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    • Sara Mackay PONTYPRIDD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Touch Trust provide a unique and extremely valuable service in Wales that enhances the lives of many profoundly disabled people who face so many barriers. Cuts to the Touch Trust will have such a detrimental effect upon the lives of those individuals.

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