Personal Grant winner

Rachel Hopkinson

Rachel was awarded a Personal Grant to help fund a life changing pressure vest for her 12 year old son, Joseph, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The new vest will help ease Joseph’s anxiety when he goes out in public by applying gentle pressure, making him feel more secure in his surroundings.

“Joseph’s condition means he suffers from sensory overload, which can make him very apprehensive when out in busy places. The pressure vest will help to soothe him and make spending time as a family much more enjoyable”
Rachel, Joseph’s mother

Thanks to this specialist piece of clothing, Joseph can feel more comfortable in day to day situations and enjoy spending more time with his family, both outdoors and at home.

A woman in spectacles stands smiling with a young boy