Learning Disability Week is 14th - 20th June 2021 and we would like to take this opportunity to talk about the new and exciting development at Escape. Escape came to Bury town centre in 2018 and since then it has grown and become more popular as an essential service for young people with learning disabilities transitioning from school life to adult life.
The goal of the team at Escape is to grow their customers' confidence and independence. For Julie Pierce the mission for Escape comes from personal motive and that passion has been a driving force for why she loves her job
"...putting something there so that I'm making a difference to young people coming out of school and college. But not just young people, I think it's about supporting the parents because half the parents will tell you, even now, they feel like they are falling off a cliff when they reach 18."
Giving full time working parents a safe space for their children to go is not only allowing customers to live their best life, but also their parents. This why we are pleased to announce the arrival of Escape 2 (formally ReStart) at the Bury Leisure Centre.
"When you've got a passion, something that is so meaningful to you, you take what's thrown at you. Not saying everyday is a good day, but because the drive is there to get this up and running, I love it and I'm glad I've had an opportunity to do it."
Having two locations close to each other gives the people we support the benefit of accessing community and leisure facilities with a wider group of people in a safe and supportive environment. This allows our younger people to have the opportunity to try new experiences and activities and develop a wider network of friendships, whilst having fun along the way.
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