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GRANTS have been promised to projects which help people with learning disabilities to live independently.

Hampshire County Council’s leader for adult social care, Cllr Felicity Hindson, has agreed spending £280,230 on voluntary and community organisations.

The spending includes £161,370 for Choices Advocacy, which offers care for people who have moved from hospital to supported living, and £30,000 for a development officer at Hampshire Advocacy Regional Group.

The officer will train and support smaller local groups to provide services for people with learning disabilities.

And in Gosport and Fareham, £5,000 will be spent on Safer Places, a scheme which will provide a safe place where people can go to call a carer if they feel harassed, bullied, scared, confused or lost.