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New employment project for people with sight loss to launch in Lichfield after charity wins £144,000 of funding

A project that helps those living with sight loss in Lichfield to find work will be launched after a charity was awarded £144,000.

The Beacon Centre has received the money from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund through their Building Better Opportunities programme and the Evolve scheme run by Steps to Work.

It will fund a new branch of the project supporting people living in Cannock, Lichfield and Tamworth, until December 2019.

The Beacon Centre’s head of charity operations, Katie Jobling, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this funding.

“We want to break down the barriers to employment by improving people’s confidence, independence and life skills.”

The project will support 75 people to find employment or enter education.

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