Outreach disability charity backed by Big Lottery Fund to hold landmark Dinner

Outreach Community & Residential Services, the learning disability charity which operates in Manchester and Bury, has received £9,210 from the Big Lottery Fund to host a landmark dinner for around 120 people who have an impairment and their carers. Guests have been invited from partner organisations as well as Outreach’s own service users.

Outreach, celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, aims to build on the success of smaller events and celebrate with an evening of fun and friendship, the dinner will give attendees the opportunity to take part in something spectacular, increase their sense of wellbeing, develop new social and support networks, and widen their experience by doing something a little bit fabulous.

The dinner will be held on Thursday 8 November 2018 at The Middleton Masonic Hall and is free of charge to all invitees. All guests will be treated to a five-course meal, the night will be hosted by Barbara Nice a character created by comedian Janice Connolly (Phoenix Nights) who will do a raffle in her own special way, followed by entertainment from renowned singer Victoria Hammond and the D.J will provide music for all to dance the rest of the night.

Chief Executive of Outreach, Akilah Akinola said: “To celebrate our 40th Anniversary we wanted to do something really special and also thank our service users and their carers. So we decided to go all out and have a ‘dress to impressive’, lively and entertaining evening which will create fantastic lasting memories. This dinner has been a source of great anticipation which has generated lots of excitement. We are delighted that the Big Lottery Fund saw the value of this to our service users and all those connected to Outreach, and that some of our partners from the local disability community will be joining us to celebrate too.”

Also attending the event will be service users and representatives from local disability organisations, Future Directions, Bury Jigsaw and Disabled Living.


* The event will be held from 6.45pm to midnight at Middleton Masonic Hall, The Pavillion, Manchester Old Road, Middleton, Greater Manchester, M24 4DY

* Those invited have been identified as being in need through Outreach’s services or by other organisations working with disabled people in the area

* The Big Lottery Fund have requested to be mentioned in publicity pertaining to this event

* Further enquiries about the event and invitations should be addressed to Jennifer via [email protected] or 0161 740 3456

* Outreach relies on generous supporters to offer many of its services and events. Anyone interested in becoming a supporter should contact Jeff: [email protected]

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Outreach was formed in 1978 by parents from the Manchester Jewish community who had children with learning disabilities. Today, helping people of all ages and from all faiths, our aim is to provide person centred support to people living in their own homes or within our residential services, as well as through our popular community drop-in and leisure group. We provide regular care to over 50 local disabled people in services registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and consistently receive ratings of ‘Good’ or better. There is a high-level of Service User participation in what we do, as well as from families, carers and other stakeholders. In 2019, Outreach plans to open a flagship Community Hub in Radcliffe to become a hub for disability services; reaching more local people struggling with mental health conditions or learning disabilities than is currently possible.

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