Association opens a new training centre for disabled

Nick Tapp, CEO, mayor Carolyn Heaps, Lady Lloyd of Berwick, president, MP Stephen Lloyd, Tony Powell, chairman
Nick Tapp, CEO, mayor Carolyn Heaps, Lady Lloyd of Berwick, president, MP Stephen Lloyd, Tony Powell, chairman

A TRAINING centre for disabled people has been opened in Eastbourne.

East Sussex Disability Association welcomed mayor of Eastbourne Carolyn Heaps and Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd to open the Karten Centre at its offices in Eastbourne.

Chairman of the association Tony Powell also greeted ESDA president Lady Lloyd of Berwick, vice president Noel Thompson and directors from ESDA’s board and CEO Nick Tapp.

The ESDA Karten Centre enables local disabled people to receive computer training and use the centre as a resource. ESDA is one of 100 centres across the UK, Ireland, Scotland and Israel to have the Karten computer facility.

ESDA Karten volunteers also provide one to one support in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

After the official opening, the mayor met with the Karten team before presenting certificates to ESDA’s volunteers in recognition of Volunteers Week 2011. The volunteers and invited guests then enjoyed a barbecue with meat donated by Meads Village Butchers.

Access to ESDA Karten Centre is free - more details on 514531.

Pictured: Nick Tapp, CEO, mayor Carolyn Heaps, Lady Lloyd of Berwick, president, MP Stephen Lloyd, Tony Powell, chairman.