A centre which helps people cope with life-changing brain injuries has won a prestigious award.
Osmondthorpe Resource Centre in Leeds, which also supports adults with a range of disabilities, has scooped the award from National Workers’ Educational Association (WEA).
The centre, which is part of Leeds City Council’s Adult Social Care, has been recognised for the difference it has made to people in the local community.
Ian Wallace, manager at the centre, said: “It’s fantastic for everyone here that we’ve won such a prestigious award.
“We’ve been nominated and won awards before and it’s always great for the team because it’s recognition for the work that they do.
“But it’s also great for our service users because they’re the ones who steer us and take us in the direction that we go in terms of the services we deliver.”
The facility has been working for almost 25 years to support the victims of serious illnesses or accidents with rehabilitation projects and workshops. It helps around 120 adults with physical or sensory impairments.
Coun Adam Ogilvie, Leeds City Council’s executive member for Adult Social Care, said: “Osmondthorpe Resource Centre has been a crucial part of helping so many people to regain their confidence and learn new skills following serious brain injuries.
“The work done by the team at the centre has been making a real difference to service users for almost 25 years now and this award is thoroughly deserved.”
The centre was nominated as the Yorkshire recipient of the partnership award. Julie Hewson, chairman of the service users consultation committee, will collect it at the WEA biennial conference in Cambridge next month.