For us there’s no going home at the end of the day

This is the speech of Leslie Lancett, to Swindon Borough Council last Thursday, in support of a petition opposing closure of the Day Care Centre One Step Ahead.

My name is Leslie Lancett. I am accompanied this evening by my wife Christine, and Bethan Vaughan, a service user at One Step Ahead, South Marston. We are here this evening to speak on behalf of the service users of One Step Ahead.

One Step Ahead provides day opportunities for adults who have varying degrees of learning disability. They are open Monday-Friday 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. One Step Ahead aim to support people to embrace life’s challenges in order to lead full, rewarding and healthy lives, through offering a person centred service full of opportunities which promote self esteem, self worth, respect for self and others, personal success, positive feelings, participation, trying new things, pleasure and awareness.

The service users comprise adults ranging from moderate to severe learning disabilities.

Over 2,400 people signed the petition to keep One Step Ahead open and operating. Most were aghast that Swindon Borough Council could ever contemplate closing such a vital amenity for people far less capable than ourselves. 

Read in full here

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