West Lancashire’s MP, Rosie Cooper, visited the 5th annual Learning Disability Awareness Day which was being held in the Stanley Draper Hall at Church House.
The market-style event was organised by the local Learning Disability Partnership Board and hosted by West Lancs Positive Living.
The event is aimed at highlighting what statutory, private and voluntary services are available to enable disabled people to be as independent as possible as well as promoting equipment and aides that could maintain or improve independence.
More than twenty organisations were present to showcase the services they provide. Rosie was joined by the Chair of West Lancs Positive Living, Tess Reddington, who guided her around each of the stalls in-turn.
MP Rosie said:
“Congratulations once again to our local Learning Disability Partnership Board for putting on an excellent awareness day and to West Lancs Positive Living for hosting it. It certainly seems to be growing each year. I was delighted to see the event was so well supported."
“Having spoken with both service providers and users, it is reassuring to know that there is a high level of service provision and information available to disabled people, their carers and their families right across West Lancashire.”
Tess Reddington, Chair – West Lancs Positive Living, commented:
“Despite the wet start, everyone reported a good day with lots of people finding out about what is available for them.”