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Cornerstone marks 40 years with help from Doctor Who

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The social care charity is celebrating its anniversary this year.

Social care charity Cornerstone has marked its 40th anniversary with help from a former time-traveller.

An impersonator dressed as Tom Baker - the 1980 Doctor Who - took part in the charity’s celebrations at its newly-opened Cornerstone Tardis Coffee Box in Glasgow.

Established in the same year, Cornerstone has grown to become one of the country’s biggest care providers.

The charity has supported tens of thousands of people over the last 40 years including adults, children and young people with a variety of needs such as learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism, Asperger’s and those in need of elderly care.

Hazel Brown, Cornerstone interim chief executive, said: “The pioneering work of Cornerstone has been fundamental in changing the face of the care sector over the last 40 years. Our founder Nick Baxter was at the forefront of providing a solution to the then hospital closure programme, believing that people with learning disabilities should not simply be able to live, but thrive, within their local communities.

“Guided by that vision, we continue to strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, has the opportunity to play an active part in their own community.”

Ms Brown said Cornerstone’s person-centred policies have led to the replacement of traditional, institutional establishments with “amazing homes” such as Cornerstone’s Baxter View in West Dunbartonshire and The Waterfront in Argyll and Bute.

“We are able to support people in their own homes and communities by offering a wide range of vital services that have been developed in response local, identified need and demand. It is this unique offering that is allowing us to transform lives,” she added.

The charity’s Tardis Coffee Box is a newly opened social enterprise within the Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire branch of the charity, selling teas and coffees with all profits going towards funding Cornerstone services.



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about 1 year ago
A wonderful achievement from a wonderful charity.