North East Sensory Services (NESS)
Participatory Budgeting Fund
About this project
Headquartered in Aberdeen, NESS supports around 6,500 visually and hearing impaired people of all ages across North East Scotland. Originally founded in 1879, NESS is now sector leader in Scotland – uniquely delivering joint sensory services which have a life-changing impact on sensory impaired individuals’ self-esteem, confidence, resilience, and ability to participate in society.
The funding requested would enable us to replace our current people carrier, now seven years old, with a similar but electric vehicle. Our people carrier transports our service users to the groups and activities which we provide – particularly the children and young people of our Young People’s Sensory Service (YPSS). Our YPSS enables our youngsters to build their confidence, independence, social skills and ambition through our tailored activity programme. The electric vehicle would enable NESS to reduce its carbon footprint and environmental impact while making a huge difference to our service users’ lives