On Friday 10 November, Papworth Trust welcomed local MP Stephen Metcalfe to our day opportunities service in Basildon. After a tour with our Service Manager, Maggie Blackburn, we held a 2 minute silence for remembrance (see our customer poem below).
We then held a questions and answers session led by customers where Stephen spoke about life as a Member of Parliament and customers told him about some of the issues faced by disabled people.
“It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to visit Papworth Trust again and to meet the service users who value so highly the opportunities which it provides.
The Trust does tremendous work in supporting people with physical and learning disabilities giving them more confidence in dealing with the world around them. The Act of Remembrance was particularly poignant, and it is so important that we all take the time during our busy lives to think about the servicemen and women who been lost through conflict.