Service users, staff and commissioners and representatives from the third sector gathered at an official launch event of the Better Lives Service and opening of 28B King Henry’s Walk on Tuesday 9 October.
The joyous event was attended by the Mayor of Islington, Cllr. David Poyser, Council leader Richard Watts and Cllr. Janet Burgess MBE. The Mayor officially opened the site by giving a welcoming speech and was given a tour of the site by Gillian Patterson, Islington Services Borough Manager. Guests at the event were also able to take a preview tour of the site before it opens its doors for business.
Peter Kane, Divisional Director, Substance Misuse Services, also gave a welcoming speech where he thanked everyone involved for their hard work in making Better Lives and King Henry’s Walk possible. He gave a special thanks to service user groups ICDAS and EAGLE for their involvement in this co-production.
The new site offers a modern, relaxing environment where people are made to feel at home and can easily get expert advice closer to where they live. Below are some photos of the site and the event for you to browse.
Mayor of Islington, Cllr. David Poyser
Better Lives launch event guests
Service users enjoying the Better Lives event
Better Lives team welcoming the Mayor
Cllr. David Poyser meeting guests in the garden
Cllr. David Poyser meeting a service user in the garden
Cllr. David Poyser enjoying the garden atmosphere with a guest
Better Lives staff members enjoying the event
Staff members enjoying the event
Cllr. David Poyser being shown around by Gillian Patterson and Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council
Selfie with a service user
Entrance to 28B King Henry's Walk
Garden at 28B King Henry's Walk
Guests enjoying the garden at 28B King Henry's Walk