Community centre for adults opened in Kenton

Building will provide vital support for adults with learning difficulties

A new community centre in Kenton which will provide vital support for adults with learning disabilities and autism has been officially opened.

The John Billam Community Resource Centre, in Woodcock Hill, will promote fairness, independence and social inclusion for its service users who will use the centre as a support base from which to go out into the community and join in leisure and learning activities.

Designed to promote a feeling of space and freedom the two story building has the capacity to support up to 60 people and will also be open outside of day time hours for non service users.

The centre has been developed by Brent Council as part of its Day Oppurtunities Strategy.

Cllr Krupesh Hirani, Brent’s lead member for adults and health said he was ‘delighted’ the building had been opened and that he could not wait to hand it over to the community and service users.

The two story building boasts an internet caf�, specialist therapy rooms, a sensory room and a landscaped outdoor area.

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Cllr Hirani added: “This centre marks a new era in adult social care independence.

“I would like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work in delivering such a first rate building that will benefit the community for years to come.”

The building, which officialy opened on Wednesday, December 5, and its surrounding playing fields are named after the late John Billam, a former Mayor of the now defunct Borough of Wembley.