Stepping Stones NIwelcomes MP visit

LISBURN’S learning disability charity Stepping Stones NI recently welcomed Lagan Valley MP Jeffrey Donaldson MP who popped in to see all of the great work happening in the organisation.

During his visit Mr Donaldson met many of the staff and trainees and was briefed on the success achieved by this local organisation in their work with people with learning disabilities and learning difficulties.

Mr Donaldson commented: “Stepping Stones have always had an excellent record of achievement, particularly over the past four years. During this time 52 trainees have been supported into paid employment and 46 trainees into long-term voluntary work. In addition, 30 young school leavers have been assisted with their transition from school into the community and 370 courses have been successfully delivered by Stepping Stones.

“I was also delighted to hear that at the Culinary Ability Awards in the Kings Hall four young trainees from Stepping Stones, Christian, Kyle, David and Kelly Ann won awards. All these achievements bear testimony to the excellent support that Stepping Stones provide to their trainees and the high standard of professionalism the staff bring to this vital work. Lisburn can be proud to have such an excellent facility in our local community.”

Paula Jennings Chief Officer of Stepping Stones was delighted to welcome Mr Donaldson to Stepping Stones and commented: “The support of our local politicians give our Charity Stepping Stones is very important and encouraging, as we provide vital and progressive transition, training and employment services for all our trainees and clients in the City of Lisburn.”