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Paul Harrison – Manager (Mundy Street) with MP Maggie Throup and Alexandra Devanney – Assistant Manager (Mundy Street)

Our Mundy Street Day Centre welcomes Maggie Throup MP for a visit to their autism specific day service at Mundy Street Centre in Heanor, Derbyshire in preparation for World Autism Awareness Week 2017 (27 Mar – 2 Apr).

Mundy Street Day Service offer a wide range of structured activities based on individual requirements and interests. All our activities specifically focus on developing communication skills, social integration, confidence and independence. Having heard about the services delivered by Autism East Midlands, Maggie Throup (Member of Parliament for Erewash) expressed an interest in visiting the day service to find out more.

On Friday 17th March 2017, an official visit was coordinated with the management, support workers and services users at Mundy Street to give MP Maggie Throup a guided tour of the centre.

Paul Harrison- Manager (Mundy Street) with Joe Crane – Service User and MP Maggie Throup

Paul Harrison, service manager for Heanor who took the lead on Maggie’s tour around Mundy Street, adds:

“It was an absolute delight to have Maggie here at Mundy Street and meet our service users as well as discuss current issues and raise awareness of autism in the local community.”

Maggie Throup said:

“I was really impressed by the wide range of services and support that Autism East Midlands provide at this site and others throughout the region. The dedication and commitment of the staff was so obvious to me and I could see for myself just how much the service users were enjoying their time at the centre.”