A BADSEY day centre helping people with disabilities, got everyone in the festive spirit by putting on a Christmas dinner.

Freedom Day Centre provides educational and fun activities for adults with learning disabilities and aims to encourage individuals to be more independent, while breaking down barriers within the community.

The day centre recently put on a Christmas dinner for the community, with around 100 people tucking in. In the run up to Christmas the day centre also held a pantomime that was visited by MP Nigel Huddleston, and organised an award day to recognise the achievements of service users over the last year.

Tracey Hemming, day care centre manager at Freedom Day Centre, said: “When I set freedom day centre up my aim was to integrate adults with learning disabilities into the community breaking down the barriers that exist.

“I believe over the last 12 months we are slowly achieving this. I really do have a great bunch at Freedom, who deserve every bit of praise.”

Since it’s humble beginnings in March 2016 as a disco for people with disabilities, Freedom Day Centre has transformed into a hub where a wide selection of activities take place, including cookery, computer workshops, exercise classes, woodwork, arts and crafts, music, dance, gardening and the opportunity to work in the community cafe.

For more on the centre visit freedomdaycentre.co.uk/freedom-day-centre or the Facebook page.