On Friday, Lucy and Andy Burnham visited Talbot House in Newton Heath, a centre which supports families of people with learning disabilities. Lucy and Andy met with Bernie Wood the centre manager along with her team of staff and volunteers and also had chance to meet parents and their families using the centre on a busy open day.
“It was great to meet Bernie and hear about her own experiences and how she and others have used their own experiences to support others. I met many people using the centre on the day and it was great to see all of the activities and support available. I am really glad that they invited me and Andy to come along. In a very difficult economic climate, the centre offers a vital service to people who need it and Andy and I look forward to working with everyone at Talbot House in the future.”
Anyone looking for more information or to get involved http://www.talbothouse.org.uk/