Unique centre to open doors in Wisbech

Helping Hands Group director Suzanne Gilby will be opening the charity's second centre in Wisbech in May.
Helping Hands Group director Suzanne Gilby will be opening the charity's second centre in Wisbech in May.
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An education centre for adults with learning disabilities is opening its doors in Wisbech next month.

The Helping Hands Group, which has run a centre in Peterborough for five years, is opening its second centre in Algores Way on Wednesday, May 4.

The centre will offer a range of education, personal development and day service opportunities for adults with a wide range of disabilities – from autism, sensory impairment, brain injury and PMLD (profound and multiple learning disabilities) to Aspergers syndrome.

Group director Suzanne Gilby said location was key for the service’s expansion.

She said: “A lot of time was spent looking at the Fenland area after many parents and social workers came forward expressing an urgent need for a centre like ours to be in place. After much research and planning we decided to base our second centre in Wisbech.

“The Helping Hands Group was born through the fact that there was no other service like ours.

“To be able to finally spread our wings and offer our service to a whole new area is just fantastic and something I am extremely proud of.”