A Swindon organisation has been given £150,000 from the National Lottery to help adults with disabilities find work.

Phoenix Enterprises works with adults with mental health struggles, learning difficulties and physical disabilities to set them up ready to join the workforce. 

This includes tailored one-on-one support such as CV writing, interview tips, and life skills such as budgeting, communication and cooking.

"I can't tell you how much this funding means to us.

"Thanks to National Lottery players, this generous grant will take the pressure off and allow us to do amazing work,” said Clare McDougall, chief executive at Phoenix Enterprises.

Swindon Advertiser: The financial boost could help to change lives across Wiltshire.The financial boost could help to change lives across Wiltshire. (Image: Phoenix Enterprises)

This latest boost comes from The National Lottery’s Community Fund, which will distribute £4 billion to local communities by 2030.

This includes nearly 250 charities and community groups across the South West.

In the UK, only 18 per cent of people with severe learning difficulties and only 48 per cent of people with mental health problems are in employment, versus the national 75 per cent.