Local MP Jo Swinson visited the Springfield Service in Bishopbriggs to learn about the great work being done there to help disabled adults become more independent and confident.
Springfield is a RNIB and MENCAP visual impairment and learning disability centre. The service aims to help multiply-disabled adults live as independently as possible. This objective is achieved through physical activities which develop new skills to boost confidence in all areas of life.
Jo also took time to view the fantastic sensory garden which is specifically designed for people with a visual impairment to stimulate senses and assist with movement.
Commenting on her visit, Jo said:
“The Springfield Service provides vital support for blind and partially sighted adults and those with other disabilities. The fantastic facilities are used not just by local people in East Dunbartonshire, but by many across the west of Scotland.
“This purpose-built centre provides a safe environment in which care is provided and new skills are taught. I commend the selfless work of the staff at the Springfield Service, who do so much to ensure adults with multiple disabilities are given the support and guidance to learn valuable skills for life”.