THE Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit ground-breaking centre in Chester which has helped to cut 24 per cent of referrals to Social Services.
Early intervention techniques by the council and partner agencies working together on the Lache estate have chalked up successes with social problems ranging from domestic violence to unemployment and neglect.
On September 12, Prince Charles and Camilla, Earl and Countess of Chester will tour the former children’s centre, in Hawthorne Road, which the Prince opened as a youth club in 1971.
Now supporting babies to 18-year-olds and their families, the centre is one of the main reasons for the strong community spirit which still dominates on an estate which has its share of social disadvantage and unemployment.
From toddlers and their mums learning play techniques in the ‘Diddy Den’ and families being advised on how to eat well without breaking the bank, the Royal visitors will see the full range of skills offered to local families.
Prince Charles is also due to visit the Airbus factory in Broughton.