WENTWORTH and Dearne MP John Healey recently paid a visit to see the new home of a local disability charity.

Social Eyes is a day service provider which supports adults with learning disabilities and autism and runs several creative life skills and activity sessions.

The group has moved from the drop-in centre in Rawmarsh to a new facility at the Methodist Chapel on Princess Street in West Melton.

Mr Healey said: “It was great to speak with those that use the charity and see the facilities for the group’s day service provision.

“The charity helps to build confidence, self-esteem and empowerment of those that attend and the new building gives the charity the potential to continue to grow and move forward in the future.”

The converted chapel has been upgraded and designed especially for adults with mobility problems.

Social Eyes’ manager Claire Hobson-Davies added: “It was great to welcome John to our new building and give him the opportunity to see the sessions we offer locally to people with learning disabilities and autism.

“The chapel, with its numerous rooms, will allow us to bring some of our outreach groups back together all under one roof.

“There is a large kitchen which also allows the preparation of our cafe goods and our healthy living lessons to continue.

“As Social Eyes are the owners and sole users of the building our groups will also be able to personalise the walls with their artistic creations, which they are so proud of.”