Doors open to new drop-in centre for those in need

Governor of HMYOI Lancaster Farms, Derek Harrison hands over the key to Sharon Jackson founder of the Neuro Drop In Centre on Stone Road at Lancaster Farms.
Governor of HMYOI Lancaster Farms, Derek Harrison hands over the key to Sharon Jackson founder of the Neuro Drop In Centre on Stone Road at Lancaster Farms.
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A drop-in centre for people affected by neurological illnesses has been launched at Lancaster Farms Young Offenders’ Institution.

The centre is the result of a partnership between an independent charity and the prison, who have handed over keys to the building formerly known as Officers’ Mess in exchange for well-behaved tenants and £1 per annum!

Governor at Lancaster Farms, Derek Harrison, said: “HMYOI Lancaster Farms are delighted to be able to support the work of the Neuro Drop-in Centre Charity.

“Working in partnership with this important charity, and other partners, will provide a great service to the community for clients suffering from a neurological trauma or condition.

“As well as providing a location for the Drop-In Centre, HMYOI Lancaster Farms and its staff and prisoners will explore ways in which this exciting project can be developed to benefit clients from the Lancaster community.”

In September students from Landcaster & Morecambe College’s construction faculty will begin refurbishment of the building supported by Keir Construction and their supply chain, who will assist in the provision of materials.

For more information about the centre, or to support its work, contact neurodropin1@gmail.com, go to www.neurodropincentre.co,uk or call 07938 658546 or 01524 840762.