MUCH fun was had last weekend when a unique care home in Kilbirnie opened its doors to the public.

Moorpark Place provides a comfortable home and residential care to 25 adults with autism.

On Sunday, August 20, staff, residents, carers and family members came together to host a Fun Day at Moorpark to showcase the fantastic facility and strengthen links with the local community.

Local businesses, like Kilbirnie Chocolate Shop, The Lime Tree Larder, turned out to showcase their produce - the homemade ice-cream was definitely a big hit, as was Coco the goat from Hillhead Pets’ Corner. Local Fire and Police Services attended and many residents enjoyed exploring the police van “under caution”.

Inside the Hub, information stalls on Autism, Communication, Sensory Awareness and Intensive Interaction, with representatives from Epilepsy Scotland also attending to celebrate Moorpark’s day and give information and advice.

Enid McCracken, speech and Language Therapist at Moorpark Place, said: “Really relaxed friendly day, it was a great opportunity to meet people with connections to Moorpark.”

Outside the Hub became a focus of fun, with a giant bouncy castle, large games and face painting laid on for visitors.

The sunshine gave Catherine Edwards, Occupational Therapy Assistant, the opportunity to demonstrate Rebound Therapy – a trampolinebased therapy.

Staff are delighted to have raised around £250 on the day. Manager Michael Sneddon said: “It was a fantastic day and great to see so many residents, carers and families having fun.”