Community centre is more welcoming

Improved access: The outgoing Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Alan Law, launches the facilities at Longley.

Improved access: The outgoing Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Alan Law, launches the facilities at Longley.

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ACCESS to a popular Sheffield community centre has become much easier with the launch of new facilities for disabled people.

The centre, on Longley Hall Way, is the latest to receive improvements as part of a citywide project by Sheffield Homes and contractor Kier, involving 15 community buildings and meeting rooms.

The newly-adapted building now has an entrance ramp and disabled toilets.

“The adaptations will enable us to reach people in our community who are the most isolated and, in some cases, vulnerable,” said Deborah Byrne, secretary of Longley Hall Farm Tenants’ and Residents’ Association.

“It has also improved access for people who have always supported our community centre but have struggled to get in.”

Jon Lovibond, director of investment at Sheffield Homes, said: “By working together with everyone involved, all the jobs have gone smoothly, without delays. We have, where possible, been able to make additional alterations asked for by people who use the building.”

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