MP praises ‘fantastic opportunities’ at centre

Victoria Prentis MP attending the official opening of Style Acre Banbury Resource
Victoria Prentis MP attending the official opening of Style Acre Banbury Resource

A new centre which offers a variety of resources for young adults with mild and moderate learning difficulties has been praised by North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis.

She was speaking at the official opening of Style Acre Banbury Resource (SABRe) in Butchers Row.

Facilities include computers. a sensory room and places to meet.

It also has four apartments where young adults can be supported to live as independently as possible.

Ms Prentis said: “What a fantastic facility to have, right in the middle of Banbury.

“I know the centre is working closely with specialist schools and the council to offer ongoing support to young people, many of whom will just have left school. This will offer so many opportunities and they can get work experience too, which is brilliant.”

She added: “The apartments upstairs are amazing. They offer a combination of high specification, good quality accommodation with appropriate design to meet the needs of those who might use a wheelchair or require that extra but of support around the home.

“I’m excited to see what SABRe will deliver in future. Of course as the young people learn new skills and gain confidence, they’ll move on to work and other things.

“The centre has the potential to help many more in the coming years.”

It was opened by vice patron John Craven OBE who was joined at the ribbon-cutting ceremony by VIPs and local business representatives.

Guests were treated to sandwiches, chicken, pizza and cake provided by members of the charity Banbury Youth Homeless Project.

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