Lucy Frazer, Member of Parliament for South East Cambridgeshire visited local charity Red2Green on Friday 31 March to find out more about their innovative work with people with disabilities.
The charity which has been providing services to young people aged 16 plus and adults with learning disabilities and on the autistic spectrum across Cambridgeshire for almost 20 years.
Lucy Frazer visited the charity’s head office and main centre in its modern barn conversion in the relaxed, informal countryside setting at Swaffham Bulbeck. There she met CEO Nigel Fenner, Jane Miller Chair of Trustees, Sarah Flack Service Manager as well as Options clients (with a wide range of learning disabilities and support needs) as they take part in their morning’s activities.She also met some of the Aspirations clients who have autism spectrum conditions, such as Aspergers Syndrome and high functioning autism. She spoke to them about their experiences and progress at Red2Green. And they in turn got the opportunity to ask Lucy Frazer about issues which affect their lives. For instance, Martin and Neil asked her why they aren’t able to use their free bus passes to get to Red2Green until after 9.30am in the morning of her visit, Lucy said “It was a real pleasure to visit Red2Green, to spend time hearing about their work and to meet some of the people who benefit from it. I was able to see how adults with learning disabilities are helped to improve their skills and those I met told me how Red2Green is a safe place for them where they can share their thoughts and get help with their issues.”
Nigel Fenner CEO was able to raise his concerns about making sure that increased social care funding also benefits people with disabilities and autism and not just the ageing population.
Press Release by Red2Green