A Clydebank charity are set to put on their biggest disability awareness open day yet.

Improving Lives are hosting the event in Dalmuir Barclay Church on Tuesday, April 23 between 10am and 3pm. 

Over 50 organisations will be in attendance at the event to provide information and support in aid of disability awareness.

And co-founder of the charity Kevin Crawford opened up on the history of the group.

"I started the group because I realised that there was not much support for those with disabilities in the community," he said.

"I have brittle bones in my spine and back in 2015 several parts of my spine collapsed which left me bedbound in hospital for five months and then in a wheelchair for over two years.

"It starts to affect you when you can’t get out and do anything. I was looking for something to do to keep my mind busy but did not know where to start.

"I just started looking up the different organisations that offer support and began posting about them on social media.

"Before I knew it, I was inundated with people getting in touch with me looking for all different types of support.

"I realised I could not do it alone and so decided to build it into a charity."

The charity held its first open day in November 2017 and they have put one on each year since.

Kevin is helped by his wife, Dhyani, who is also a co-founder of the group, along with five other members of staff and 10 volunteers.

And he was keen to highlight that the open day is a team effort.

"The publicity of the event also helps hundreds of people who cannot get down to the day as the phones are always busy with people getting in touch looking for support," he continued.

"The one day allows us to reach a lot of people. We take on feedback from the local community and anyone that attends the open day.

"Everything that is on offer at the event is in consultation with feedback we have received.

"We give leaflets to everyone that is there with a stall, and we also ask members of the public who attend."

Kevin also opened up on the rewarding nature of the event and he revealed that this year's open day is set to be biggest yet.

"There is a great buzz around the place when we have been able to help people get the support they need," he added.

"It is something we look forward to every year. We get feedback for weeks and months after about what support is available.

"I expect this year to be bigger and better than last year."