£80m pledge to aid ageing Thalidomide survivors

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A body representing Thalidomide survivors is to receive £80m of Government funding over 10 years, a senior health minister has revealed.

The Thalidomide Trust will have its three-year pilot grant extended for a decade when it ends in March, Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb announced.

The money must be spent on health-related purchases which includes medical care but also projects such as promoting social inclusion, adapting homes and vehicles, and providing hearing aids.


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