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Disability project the latest victim of council cuts

A pioneering scheme for people with learning difficulties has become the latest victim of council cuts in our region.

The Nature Corridors for All project in Lewes has been told by East Sussex County Council that the £50,000 a year it takes to fund it - will be stopped.

And as Andy Dickenson reports, its organisers have been left asking just where the cuts will end?

He speaks to Ebrima Furlong from Priory School, Jackie Poole, a participant of the scheme, and Dr John Parry, it's organiser.

Concerns over cuts to pioneering scheme for people with learning disabilities

The 'Nature Corridors for All' project in Lewes sees adults with learning difficulties mixing with school children Credit: ITV Meridian

A pioneering scheme for people with learning disabilities is the latest victim of funding cuts in East Sussex.

The 'Nature Corridors for All' project in Lewes sees adults with learning difficulties mixing with school children at an environmental centre.

The council says its having to make 'extremely difficult decisions' as it looks to save 70 million pounds.

ITV Meridian spoke to Dr John Parry from Nature Corridors for All.

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Adults with learning difficulties to benefit from grants

West Sussex County Council has awarded nearly £75,000 to different projects Credit: West Sussex County Council

People with learning difficulties in West Sussex are to benefit from thousands of pounds worth of grants handed out by their local council.

Over £73,000 is being split between 16 projects including new football training sessions and animation workshops for people with autism.