Award for centre in Kenton which helps people living with autism

John Billam Resource Centre is in Kenton (Pic: Brent Council)

John Billam Resource Centre is in Kenton (Pic: Brent Council) - Credit: Archant

A council-run adult resource centre in Kenton has been accredited by the National Autistic Society (NAS).

John Billam Resource Centre in Woodcock Hill, has been recognised for the work it does by being awarded with Autism Accreditation for by the leading charity.

The centre is a purpose built facility for people aged 18 to 65 with a learning disability and/or autism.

It provides help with the development of independent living skills and is focussed on supporting people to be as independent as possible.

The centre also aims to work in the community to support more people with autism and deliver autism awareness training to a range of organisations.

By achieving the accreditation, the centre has been recognised as an organisation that puts the interests of autistic people at the heart of what they do.

Cllr Krupesh Hirani, Brent Council’s cabinet member for community wellbeing, said: “The John Billam Centre is a fantastic facility and I’m delighted that we have been rewarded with this mark of accreditation. It’s a fantastic achievement and those who work at the centre should be very proud of themselves.

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“In Brent, we’re committed to providing the very best facilities for all of our residents and it’s great to see this being recognised by a respected organisation such as The National Autistic Society.”