An organisation supporting people with additional needs has moved into new larger premises to cope with demand.
Six months after launching, rapid growth has seen Brightside move into new premises on Wansbeck Business Park, in Ashington.
It was set up by lifelong friends Cheryl Wade and Amy Jane Farrar after they identified a need for high quality day provision for adults aged 18 to 35 with additional needs.
The adult service expanded from the youth group which Cheryl founded five years ago in order to meet the high level of need of her brother Morgan, who is deaf and has Downs Syndrome.
Following the rapid growth of the adult service, the pair now have their sights set on becoming the leading providing of specialist, high quality care in Northumberland.
Cheryl, a speech and language, Makaton and communication specialist, said: “We have had such lovely feedback from young people and their families and requests to offer more that we felt we had to take a chance and increase the days we offer our service.”
Amy Jane, a social worker and psychotherapist, added: “Feedback we have had from families we already support suggests the atmosphere, activities and adventures we offer is already delivering benefits to people with additional needs. Now we can do even more.”
Brightside is holding an open event on Saturday, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, for prospective members and their families to find out a more and look around the premises.
There will be an animal display by ‘For Paws’, and visits from the local fire and police service.
Further details can be found at www.brightsideservices.co.uk, on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org