New learning disabilities centre at Old Cattle Market in Helston
9:00am Friday 3rd August 2012 in News
A new centre for people with learning disabilities has opened in the Old Cattle Market in Helston.
“Park View” is designed to serve residents of the Helston area, who would otherwise have to travel to the John Daniel Centre in Penzance, or Murdoch and Trevithick in Redruth.
The centre, open 9am to 4pm weekdays, is being built slowly and staff are aiming to gather local people who have been at Murdoch and Trevithick and the John Daniel Centre initially, before opening their doors to new people.
Regular activities include baking on Tuesdays, swimming on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, planning, shopping and cooking lunch. They are also growing herbs to sell at the farmers' market, as well as planting basil, chives, coriander, mint and parsley.
Another project at the centre is furniture restoration, beginning with some chairs that are being sanded, to be re-painted.
Centre manager, Jane Cavanagh, is appealing for anyone with ideas for similar project, or any craft materials and paperback books that they no longer need, to get in touch on 01209 615056.
Park View will be open on the first Saturday of the month between 10am and 12pm, to coincide with the farmers' market in the main hall of the Old Cattle Market. They will be serving cream teas and coffees to all visitors, for a donation to support their service.