The centre is constantly improving thanks to suggestions from members, their carers, families and staff. New ideas and new equipment usually come with a price tag! Fund-raising is vital to our future.
The latest project:
Not very glamorous but essential. We need to refurbish our washrooms with new hoists, and an extra changing bench with new fittings, plumbing and wiring.
John Watson, manager for many years has retired and Clare Goff has taken over.
John, a Geordie, spent his early working years in the docks training as a carpenter.
His second career was in the caring sector and he has been manager here for over 15 years moulding the centre into the forward thinking, humane and uniquely well-regarded service it is now. He is also a nationally known expert in the rabbit world! We wish him well and will miss him
Also retiring is the chairman of trustees Andy Heath who has served for over 30 years and was a vital part of the centre’s success. We wish him well.
Shops – we have two charity shops – see the shops page for more news
Fundraising, Donating, Volunteering – see Support us page for more news
The centre takes a positive attitude and seeks to improve the members lifestyle generally and their confidence and ability to cope as well as making the public aware of this often forgotten part of the community.
We offer a comprehensive service for young adults with a physical disability – supporting individuals to reach their personal goals.
The most recent project was to fund 2 basic wheelchairs, an all-terrain wheelchair and a tandem wheelchair. With the help of the Hobson Charity, The February Foundation and the local Southern Co-op we are near to our goal of around £13,500