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MP cuts the ribbon to open resource centre
7:20am Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
Vivis House has stood empty for a number of years until being transformed by the social care charity into a resource centre and community café.
The building comprises of Mr Wilf’s Café, run, with support, by local disabled people. It provides the base for Roll With It – food on the move supported by North Yorkshire County Council Innovation Fund.
Vivis House has a specificallyadapted ‘changing place’ providing shower and disabled toilet facilities and full wheelchair access for any disabled visitors to Pickering. Pickering Rotary Club and Malton Lions have supported the Wilf Ward Family Trust in providing the changing place. The building also provides additional office space and a meeting room.
‘The Laundry Line’ is also due to open for business offering a service to include linen washing, ironing and making up of beds for elderly or infirm individuals.
Richard Pick, chief executive of the Wilf Ward Family Trust, said: “We hope that the resource centre and community café will be embraced by the community.
The cafe and sandwich round offer a real opportunity for disabled people to gain work experience and catering qualifications which will enable them to move on into permanent local employment.”
Miss McIntosh said: “I am honoured and delighted to open the Pickering Resource Centre of Wilf Ward Family Trust which will provide valuable qualifications and run by local learning disabled constituents.”