Generous Donation Supports Young Disabled Man in Wellington

Taunton Crown Decorating Centre has generously donated twenty litres of white emulsion, pots of gloss and two paint kits to support a young man with life-changing injuries.

A traumatic car accident changed the fortunes of this lad for ever, and he is now adapting to a new way of life using a wheelchair. A remarkably resilient young man, he is setting up a new home in Wellington and starting afresh. However, he is no longer able to do his own DIY and heavier household tasks, and his financial situation is difficult.

Carrie Corfe, the local Community Agent for CCS (Community Council for Somerset), helped the young man to move into an adapted bungalow, provided by Habinteg Housing Association. However, due to the Covid lockdown, the property was dirty and needed a facelift before it was suitable for him to move in. Volunteers came forward to help with painting, led by Carrie on Decorating, a local professional decorator who gave her time for free and volunteers from the Wellington Coronavirus Support Group. With the generous support of Dawn Fey, the manager at Taunton Crown Decorating Centre, the Community Agent and volunteers had the bungalow ready for this young man’s new start.

CCS would like to thank all the generous businesses and volunteers who have helped to support vulnerable and elderly people across the county during the Covid crisis.

Since the start of the lockdown, CCS Village, Community and Carers Agents have responded to over 53,000 requests for help. Anybody can refer themselves or others on 01823 331222 or go to www.ccslovesomerset.org to request a callback. Anyone can join the CCS Talking Cafés, live on Facebook, every weekday at 11am for company, advice and ideas. Visit www.facebook.com/talkingcafesomerset to set a reminder to tune in and take part.