07 October 2009,

BHH LIFT - Official Opening of the three Neighbourhood Resource Centres in Harrow

Harrow Council has officially opened the three neighbourhood resource centres, which is LIFT's first 100% local authority development. The centres are purely social care facilities which will provide day care services to people with learning difficulties.

For the first time in Harrow, management services, therapies, rehabilitation work will be carried out under one roof. These will offer an integrated, holistic, person centred and flexible service to some of our most vulnerable service users and their carers.

Staff at the centres will encourage users to take part in activities going on in the local communities. This will be a two-way process where local communities will be encouraged to participate in the centres activities. The aim is to increase the person's life skills and independence to the highest possible level.

Councillor Barry Macleod-Cullinane, responsible for adults and housing, said: "We are keen to make sure that those services provided at the new neighbourhood resource centres are helping people to take better advantage of opportunities.

"We are planning to offer IT courses, working with the college at north west London. We are looking at how people can get support to better use their personal budgets.

"The centres will be places where people will come and then be given assistance, guidance and support to make a better use of things that are on offer in the wider community."

They are Vaughan Neighbourhood Resource Centre, at the Vaughan Centre, in Wilson Gardens, West Harrow, Kenmore Neighbourhood Resource Centre, Kenmore Road, Kenton, and Byron Park Neighbourhood Resource Centre, next to Harrow Leisure Centre, in Christchurch Avenue.

For further information please see the Harrow Council website and Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon (BHH) LIFT Company Ltd

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