Earlier this year Eden Mencap Society (EMS) moved to new premises in the heart of Penrith – Ullswater House, Duke Street. It marked a new era for the charity which has been providing specialist support for adults and children with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder for 28 years.
To celebrate the move, the Society has decided to open its doors to all its members, stakeholders and the general public on Saturday May 2nd from 10am until 2pm. Everyone is welcome to call in, explore the larger facility and enjoy some refreshments while meeting staff, members and trustees.
Jacqui Taylor, Chief Officer of EMS enthused “We needed a more suitable environment where our members could flourish. Ullswater House fulfils this need by providing more space for day activities & opportunities. Our focus now is on raising the funds required to upgrade the facilities to meet the more specialist needs of some of our clients.”
One additional benefit is that the building has a large meeting room capable of seating 12 comfortably which also offers modern presentation capability and refreshments. The word has already got out that it is available for external groups to book. Just ring the office to check availability and costs.
Jacqui added “We look forward to meeting everyone on the 2nd May, to show them around and to talk about our hopes for the future.”