Disability News

Aberdeen City Council has agreed to give a factory which employs blind and disabled workers almost £100,000.

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting to discuss the future of Glencraft.

BBC Scotland understands councillors agreed to the extra £97,000 of financial support to tide it over.

Glencraft, which employs about 60 staff, has been told to deliver a business plan to next month's full council meeting.

The factory earmarked new premises and had a business plan approved in July.

Glencraft, an independent charity which employs dozens of blind and disabled people, is involved in the furniture trade.

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from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/northˍeast/7658529.stm