Dec 13 2012 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
A CENTRE for adults with learning disabilities and autism was opened by the Mayor of Brent.
Located in the John Billam playing fields, Woodcock Hill, Kenton, the John Billam Resource Centre is a state of the art building which has been designed to encourage independence and social inclusion for service users with learning disabilities.
It will also be open to the wider community outside normal opening hours.
The mayor, Councillor Michael Adeyeye, opened the building on Wednesday last week.
Brent’s lead member for adult social care, Councillor Krupesh Hirani, also attended. He said: “I’m delighted we have come this far and I can’t wait to hand over this fantastic building to service users and the wider community.
“This centre marks a new era in adult social care by promoting 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 two-storey building can support up to 60 people at one time. It has an internet cafe, specialist therapy rooms, sensory room and a landscaped outdoor area.