Adult autism care specialists, Goldcrest House, are riding high after prisoners from Hull based HMP Everthorpe donated refurbished bicycles from the prison’s bike workshop.
In total eight refurbished bicycles were donated to Goldcrest House from the prison’s resettlement programme’s bike workshop. The workshop forms part of the prison’s policy to offer prisoners the opportunity to benefit from learning new skills and trades.
Eileen Smale, activities coordinator at Goldcrest House says: “It was like Christmas here. To receive eight bicycles for our residents was such a surprise for me, as well as them. The bikes are a perfect fit and look like new, we can’t thank everyone at HMP Everthorpe enough; we’re just elated.
“The bicycles have definitely made an impact, we can be seen most days riding through the park – there’s never been such enthusiasm for exercise!”
Based on Boothferry Road Goldcrest House is a centre of excellence dedicated to addressing the individual needs of adults over 18 affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties. It is a residential home that provides long-term integrated specialist day and residential care to meet the varied needs of those who access the service 52 weeks a year; its aim is to be the UK’s quality service of choice.