Sue’s dream is realised as The Meres in Grantham opens facility for disabled

Day facility for disabled people at The Meres Leisure Centre. 444D
Day facility for disabled people at The Meres Leisure Centre. 444D
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What was a creche at The Meres Leisure Centre has been transformed into a meeting area for adults with learning difficulties.

facilities for vulnerable adults in the area as the services provided by the local authority diminished.

Sue was even crowned Local Hero 2012 in last year’s Grantham is Great Awards because of her efforts to provide facilities for the disabled.

At the grand opening of the meeting room, Sue said: “Today was fantastic. The Heritage Care open day was very successful and everyone had a fantastic time.

“It has been my vision to link care with leisure, and today this has happened. This is the end of a very long and hard struggle, but also the beginning of a wonderful new service.”

Heritage Care is the organisation behind the service. It is a charity which provides support for people with disabilities to live independently and be involved in local community activities.

Team leader Lisa Nicholson said: “The aim of the venture in Grantham is to support people with disabilities to be involved in sport activities following on from the Paralympics of last year.”

Vulnerable adults can join sessions focusing on arts and crafts, music and games.

Lisa said: “These new day activities will widen the opportunities for people with disabilities in and around the area and promote a healthy lifestyle and an opportunity to meet new people.”

Sessions currently run on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30am and 4.30pm. For more information, call 07545 925453 or e-mail