A trio of experts are launching a day centre for young adults with learning difficulties – and promise to be an active part of the community.
Alan Siers, Suzi Siers and Ali Willetts all have experience in working with youngsters with special needs.
On Monday, September 2, they will launch Inpire-Lincs, a service at Old Leake Community Centre in Furlongs Lane.
The service comes after cuts to education funding leave young people with 600 hours a year (or three days a week) in an educational setting.
The trio hope their Old Leake venture will cater for the non-educational side of their development – looking at social inclusion and citizenship and activities tailored to each person’s needs.
A spokesman added: “We hope to be actively engaged with the community by joining in events and activities in the community centre, offering our own events such as coffee mornings and forging links with the local schools and church.”
They will open 49 weeks a year and may be able to provide a service during school and college holidays.
If there is demand they hope to offer a breakfast club and evening club – supporting parents and carers.
An open day will be held tomorrow (Thursday) from 2-6pm at the community centre.