Jo Swinson with Cornerstone’s service manager Stephen Cuthew
Jo Swinson MP has praised charity Cornerstone Community Care for its work with children and adults with learning disabilities in East Dunbartonshire.
Meeting Service Manager Stephen Cuthew and staff at Cornerstone’s Kirkintilloch office, Jo heard about how the charity works in the community. She then saw first-hand at two of their residential homes in Lenzie and Bishopbriggs how the charity provides person-centred care to those with physical and learning disabilities.
The Cornerstone Community Care charity was formed in 1980 to support people with disabilities and other support needs, as well as their families. It has grown since and currently operates 197 residential services across Scotland, helping 1,249 people.
Commenting, Jo said:
“It was clear from my visit that Cornerstone is improving the quality of life for many local people with disabilities.
“The charity’s philosophy of enabling people to enjoy a valued life was clearly visible in their work at the two homes I visited in Lenzie and Bishopbriggs, where service users were able to make decisions about their care while enjoying the tailored support of Cornerstone staff.”
For more information on Cornerstone Community Care visitwww.cornerstone.org.uk