Helping to create a safer path

We have recently been working with S & S Groundworks to resurface and upgrade a pathway to the Neuromuscular Centre (NMC) in Winsford, to make the building more accessible and safer for the charity’s disabled service users.

The Neuromuscular Centre provides a host of specialist advice for people with a wide range of neuromuscular conditions, including physiotherapy, training, design and print services, and a support network.

Unfortunately, the original entrance path to the NMC had become treacherous with its old and uneven paving slabs creating a tripping hazard, and its surface becoming increasingly slippery. The new tarmac path laid by David Wilson Homes North West and S & S Groundworks means that the centre’s disabled service users can now get into the NMC safely and comfortably. And with more than 160 people accessing the NMC each week, the new pathway is sure to be well used!

Lyndsey Cannon-Potts, Head of Fundraising at the NMC, said: “The condition of the old pathway meant that our physically disabled service users were unable to access the building safely. Thanks to David Wilson Homes North West’s Our Space, Your Place scheme, our service users, particularly those working in our graphic design enterprise, are able to access the business more directly and in a safe manner – something they have been unable to do for many years. This is a very practical way of supporting the NMC and will have a long term impact and benefit to our service users.”

Graham Swann, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes North West, comments: “We are delighted to offer our support to The Neuromuscular Centre. Our Space, Your Place, is not just about David Wilson Homes North West giving up their money, but is about working together to improve the communities in which we live. The team did a fantastic job, and I am delighted that we have been able to help make such a positive impact for the centre’s users.”

The Neuromuscular Centre was founded in 1990 and has grown to now include a successful social enterprise (a graphic design and print business), employing 15 people of whom 12 have muscular dystrophy.

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