Harrow Mencap had a lovely time celebrating Diwali, the Hindu ‘Festival of Light’ in a wonderful event at the EDR Care Resource Centre.

We heard from several speakers first including Deven Pillay our CEO, the Deputy Mayor Ghazanfar Ali, Councillor Anjana Patel, EDR service client Rupa Thakrar and Jeremy Child who runs Connecting Communities.

We enjoyed listening to musical performances, and a raffle. We also ate some delicious food, and afterwards there was Garba dancing and henna!

Our Trustee David House, spoke at the gathering focusing on the importance of campaigning for better support for people with learning disabilities and their families.

David said:

It was a lovely event to celebrate Diwali and to work in partnership together so people with learning disabilities can join in.

Rupee Jassal from EDR Care who helped organise the event also said:

The event has brought  together communities and enabled organisations to work together to provide services to service users. The event has been a huge success and we have had amazing support from families and the local community.