Mayor and MP open new service

An open day organised by a new unique day service in Northumberland for adults with additional needs has been hailed a big success.

Sunday, 3rd July 2016, 7:50 am
The opening of Brightside Adult Services was carried out by Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery and the Mayor of Ashington, Coun Avril Chisholm.

The free welcome session with attractions and refreshments took place on Saturday at The Susan Kennedy Centre in Ashington, where it will operate from, and it enabled people to find out more about what it has to offer.

Brightside Adult Services will provide a varied programme of activities, both in the centre and out in the community. Its focus is on people aged between 18 and 35.

It will be delivered by experienced and highly trained staff, including qualified social worker and psychotherapist Amy-Jane Farrar and Cheryl Wade, a local authority inclusion consultant who is also a regional Makaton teacher.

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery and the Mayor of Ashington, Coun Avril Chisholm, carried out the opening at the session.

Mrs Farrar said: “A good time was had by all and the chocolate fountain, sweetie table and arts and crafts sections were a particular hit.

“We were grateful to Mr Lavery and Coun Chisholm for opening the event and for their interest in our service.

“We had a lot of interest in our service on the day and we will commence our Saturday provision on July 9 (1.30pm to 4.30pm). Our Friday provision starts on September 2 (9.30am to 3.30pm) and we have limited places still available for both sessions.

“If anyone would like to get in touch we can be contacted via email – [email protected] – or call 07723 059221 or 07803 612371.”