A DISABILITY service has been saved after a crowdfunding campaign.

Possibility People ran the only specialist disability advice service in Brighton and Hove offering benefit help to more than 2,000 disabled people.

The service was set to close after it was told it would no longer receive funding.

But has now been saved following a successful crowdfunder - which raised £3,775 - along with a grant from The Henry Smith Foundation.

Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove and Portslade, supported the service throughout the campaign.

He said: “I was upset that in this era of Universal Credit roll-out, service cuts and welfare slash and burn, that the Disability Advice Centre would not be there after March to provide guidance to my constituents.

“The successful crowd-funding shows just how much the service is valued in the city. Thank you to all the people who donated; this people power will give help and support to one of the most isolated and in-need groups in the city.”