Thursday, 23 August 2018

An inspiring community service

I recently had a very special afternoon meeting everyone at Gateway to the Community, where I had the pleasure of being shown around by Fiona. Gateway to the Community is a brilliant charity working with people throughout West Northumberland who have learning disabilities to provide leisure and learning opportunities. The charity helps members to know what activities and courses are taking place in their communities and works with other organisations to ensure that the inclusion of people with a learning disability is mutually enjoyable and beneficial. Members include a wide range of ages, from young people in their teens through to people who are enjoying their retirement.

I really enjoyed my visit to Gateway in the Community, and it was great to meet everyone. The charity provides an invaluable local service, changing lives and providing support- it always needs more volunteers and support though, so please do contact them and get involved.