The Clober Farm resource centre run by Spinal Injuries Scotland is celebrating receiving £4,000 of funding. The money is coming from Corra Foundation and will help cover the running costs of the fully accessible accommodation that opened in 2013.
Joanna Martin, a Trustee of Spinal Injuries Scotland, said: “It can be very difficult for people who have specific access requirements as a result of having had a spinal injury to find somewhere to stay. While Clober Farm is designed to take care of the safety of everyone who stays there it is also extremely comfortable and a great environment to relax in. We opened Clober Farm last year after completely refurbishing the ground floor and it is proving popular with people who want somewhere to stay so they can attend hospital appointments, take part in social activities or just have a holiday.”
With three bedrooms, it provides a great place for people with spinal injuries to stay with their families or carers, and this type of accommodation is extremely difficult to find.
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “Many of us take it for granted that we can easily book overnight accommodation, and Clober Farm fills a much needed gap for people who are affected by spinal injuries. Having really high quality accessible accommodation with the flexibility for people to stay for one night or a few weeks now makes it much simpler to stay in Glasgow.”
This is Spinal Injuries Scotland’s fourth award since 2012 bringing the total support to over £42,000. The next deadline for other charities applying for funding is Monday 17th March.