Ivan Lewis helps BuryILD celebrate 20th anniversary

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PICTURED: Front (left to right) Claire Fraser; Christopher Blunt; Ivan Lewis; Anthony Edmondson.



BuryILD, a family-focused group that supports independent living for adults with learning disabilities within Bury, has celebrated its 20th anniversary.


A special celebration was held at United Reform Church in Bury on 7 November   2014 with special guests including Ivan Lewis MP for Bury South and  Councillor Rishi Shori, Deputy Leader of the Council with responsibility for  Adults Care Services.


Mr Lewis was responsible for setting up Contact Leisure in 1985 which  provided the opportunity for young people with disabilities to socialise in  the community. Contact recently merged with Bury ILD.


Mr Lewis said: “It is a remarkable achievement that Bury ILD has reached its  20th year. It is a testament to the strong leadership of the organisation,  the tireless effort put in by volunteers and the commitment of service  users. It has helped transform the landscape of services provided to people  with learning disabilities, and made a real difference.”


David Newns Chair of Bury ILD said “Everyone should be able to lead the  fullest life possible. We are proud that the learning disabled people that we support do just that, and that they hugely value their independence. We are always looking to add a few extra service users to give them – and their families – independence and develop their lives


For more information please visit http://www.buryild.org

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