In 1982, The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Centre in Station Road opened to provide a much needed autism specific day service for three school leavers from Radlett Lodge School.
The Centre is run by Dimensions (previously Adepta), a North Finchley based charity supporting people with learning disabilities, autism or mental health problems. We specialise in supporting people with more complex needs, many of whom have additional physical and sensory disabilities or challenging behaviour.
The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Centre provides autism specific services for 33 adults from Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. We aim to make a positive difference to the every day lives of the people who we support and our staff provide individually-focused services providing encouragement and delivering practical help in creative ways. It's all about finding ways for people to take control of their own lives, and make a contribution to the community they live in.
In keeping with these aims to retain community links and involvement, people at the centre use many of the locally based community facilities, these include the Bricket Wood sports centre, the St Stephen Parish allotments and many of the local shops.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their continued and unwavering support of both the organisation, the staff and service users and hope that we can continue to maintain and develop strong community links in the future.