Comedian makes the cut at day centre
COMEDIAN AND CAMPAIGNER FRANCESCA MARTINEZ OFFICIALLY OPENS THE POPPY POD DAY CENTRE IN BEACONSFIELD
AWARD-WINNING comedian and disability rights campaigner Francesca Martinez opened a brand new day centre for adults with learning disabilities in Denham.
Poppy Pod Day centre has been accepting visitors for taster sessions and has even won the support of the Beaconsfield Green Party candidate Russell Secker, who visited a few weeks ago. He said: “It is wonderfully equipped and built and finished to an amazingly high standard. This is what social care should look like in the 21st century.”
The centre has been welcoming people to try out the facilities for free, creating a group painting in The Art Pod, watching Only Fools and Horses in the cinema room and making sandwiches in the American themed diner while listening to songs on the Juke box.
Centre coordinator Amy Hall said: “We are very proud of what we have created with the day centre at a time when so many council run establishments are closing down.
“The day centre offers day and evening opportunities for adults with learning disabilities, focusing on the development of life skills and social interaction.
“We believe that people have multiple styles of intelligence.
“We plan to use those styles to unlock the potential in each and every person.”
For more information please visit www. thepoppypod.co.uk
Talia Rogers (far left) & Kayleigh Keet (far right), plus day centre co-ordinator Amy Hall