Staff at Marshfields Resource Centre in the grounds. Pictures: Tony Jones

A West Norfolk centre which supports young people with learning disabilities has another reason to celebrate.

Marshfields Resource Centre in West Lynn turned 21 last Thursday, marking the occasion with an open day for anyone hoping to join the team.

The centre has much to celebrate having received six ‘outstanding’ Ofsted reports over the last six years.

It offers safe, fun, short breaks with no more than four residents at a time for five to 17-year-olds.

Penny Carpenter, chairman of the children’s Service Committee at Norfolk County Council said: “Marshfields has received an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating for the past six years and we are very proud of the work this dedicated, highly-skilled team do for vulnerable young people.

“What better time than a landmark anniversary to expand the team and encourage others to come and work in this inspiring community.”

Marshfields boasts a multi-sensory room, jacuzzi with multi-sensory lights and garden.

Staff and families celebrated the 21st birthday with a fun day last month.

Claire Pooley, registered centre manager, added: “We want to give our children as many opportunities as possible so we offer a wide range of activities and learning experiences. Having new experiences helps them gain skills and build confidence and independence.”