At our latest Board Meeting at NTDF, our new Friends Like Us Project was discussed and Mathew Jake and Rebecca presented information to Trustees. The official project launch is to be March 26th at 5pm and the group are also doing a presentation to North Tyneside Youth Council on May 20th. The Group has sent out letters around the area to places such as libraries, schools, GP surgeries and other organisations. The information is being cascaded across our NTDF teams, so that staff can share the information where appropriate. Some Trustees took posters away to help publicise the new project. There was a lot of discussion about CP and similar conditions and the lack of dedicated support and groups locally. The group explained that they intended to put a programme of speakers together – people with CP or with experience relevant to raising awareness and increasing opportunities to allow people to come together informally.