West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has offered her support to an ambitious venture which is offering daycare support for adults with extra needs.
Jack’s Place is based at a farm on the edge of the Malvern Hills in Berrow, and has 16 regular clients who take part in structured activities throughout the year ranging from creative arts to cooking and caring for animals and plants.
The venture, which got its name from a much-loved Shetland pony, is run by Hannah James and it has reached out to a number of public and private bodies to support their work.
Malvern Hills District Councillor Jennie Watkins, who represents the Longdon ward, has been supporting the charity and helped to secure financial support from the council to allow the venture to expand its offering.
“I was delighted to be invited to visit this amazing venture and it was great to meet with Hannah and some of the people who visit the centre each day.
“Hannah is bursting with exciting plans to make the most of Jack’s Place and she’s been able to access the support of the local councillor, as well as sourcing funding from companies including Severn Trent.
“These centres perform an incredibly important role offering day care for people with complex needs and it is heartening to hear that the wider community is helping this venture to succeed.”
Councillor Jennie Watkins added:
“I was honoured to be invited to Jack's Place with Harriett to celebrate their new 'warm space' for users and visitors.
“It is both a great place for its users and now to the wider community thanks to their partnership with Pendock Primary School providing use of their minibus for school trips, affordable family half term activities, and now a food van coming soon to our patch. They have so many aspirations and I am delighted to support them as they grow.”
Photo: Hannah James, Councillor Jennie Watkins, Harriett Baldwin MP and Amber Maybanks.