AN autism support shop that supports young people has been opened in the Concourse Centre.
The store is run by the A World UK CIC, which is a non-profit organisation supporting young people with autism and their families through fully-funded holidays, away days and leisure activities.
The activities are funded through collection and re-sale of pre-loved items at its shops.
The A World UK CIC managing director Brad Thorpe said: “We are thrilled A World UK is expanding into new areas, which will allow us the capacity to offer our services to a wider autism community in Skelmersdale.
“Since opening the store, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity for the community donating items.”
MP Rosie Cooper, who opened the store, said: “I was delighted to welcome the A World UK CIC to their new store in the Concourse.
“For many young people a diagnosis of autism can cause additional challenges or hurdles as they grow up. Individuals on the autism spectrum deserve the acceptance and inclusion to engage fully in society, and their loved ones deserve support as they go above and beyond for their children.
“That’s why I know this community store will be such a valuable resource, raising money for holidays and leisure experiences to give autistic young people and their families a safe and inclusive space to unwind.”