PEOPLE coping with muscle disease have been given a launchpad toward finding employment.
Stephen O’Brien, MP for Eddisbury, has launched the NeuroMuscular Centre’s new Home Study and Home Working Project.
Funded by Bank of America and the Morgan Foundation, the project was launched this month at the NeuroMuscular Centre, Winsford.
The centre’s graphic design and print company, NMC Design+Print, showed its current projects and demonstrated how to produce design materials, manipulate photos and print posters.
Mr O’Brien, said: “This will offer people with muscle disease the opportunity to gain greater independence and future employment.
“The NeuroMuscular Centre in my constituency is unique as it is the only centre in the UK which provides training, treatment and employment for people with muscle disease.”
Matthew Lanham, the centre’s director, said: “I hope we will be able to extend our services to hundreds of people who have difficulty in travelling far and wide for training, something so many of us take for granted.”
Soon to be celebrating its 18th birthday, the NeuroMuscular Centre delivers specialist training courses, specialist treatment for about 300 adults with muscular dystrophy and employment opportunities.