A NEW resource centre for people with disabilities and their carers is set to open next week.

Community interest company, Personalising Freedom, and charity, Rummage Rescuers, have been working on the centre for more than a year and are finally getting ready to launch the Inspiration Station.

The meeting place for those with care needs and disabilities will be housed in the old Blackburn Fire Station on Byrom Street.

The centre was due to open in March but work on the building took longer than expected, however, a special VIP launch night has been organised to celebrate its completion, along with a community launch day.

Director of Personalising Freedom, Liz Crook, said: “The Inspiration Station will provide access for people to engage in group activities, to learn life skills, have a safe space to relax and to be creative and socialise.

“The centre will have a sensory room and soft play chill-out room, and aims to support learning and independent living skills. We’re holding our launch night so people can come and meet the team and find out more about this great resource for our community.”

The Inspiration Station VIP launch night for ticket holders only will take place on Thursday, November 14, from 4pm until 7pm.

A special launch day celebration which is open to the general public will be held on Saturday November 16 from 11am until 3pm

Anyone wishing to attend should visit the Inspiration Station Facebook Page.