University’s helping handout

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A Lancashire university is hoping to help ease the plight of families in need.

Edge Hill University has given a financial boost to a one-stop-shop to help the families of young people facing the challenges of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD, as well as disabilities which can cause behavioural problems, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, and those with other special educational needs.

The project has been devised by ex-students Rita Jones and Vanda Reeves. They secured funding, which is worth almost £5000, through a new initiative to develop social entrepreneurship at Edge Hill University,