A CROSS Roads residential home is building for the future with Lego bricks.

Residents of Voyage Care’s facility at Three Sisters, some of whom have learning disabilities, are taking part in regular Lego therapy sessions.

One of the young residents, Daniel, recently began working at the Bric-Kit toy shop in Cross Hills, which specialises in new and used Lego bricks.

Daniel and his support worker Paul Jennett visit the shop every Saturday, where Daniel washes Lego pieces as part of the shop’s service to customers.

The sessions at Voyage Care are being led by Bric-Kit and its partner company Bricks4Kidz, which specialises in fun and educational Lego sessions for schools, children’s parties and community groups.

The local Bricks4Kidz company and the Bric-Kit shop was set up by Silsden man Keith Moran, who is also service manager at the Voyage Care home.

Three Sisters, in a former restaurant on Bingley Road, provides specialist support to people with a wide range of disabilities, including autistic spectrum disorders and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Mr Moran said: “The aim of the home is to work with the people we support to provide them with stability and structure, enabling them to build on their current skills and abilities to prepare themselves for the next level of support.

“By providing a joint interest and goal, Lego-building can encourage social development including sharing, turn-taking, making eye-contact and following social rules.”

At the Bric-Kit shop Daniel, who has lived at Three Sisters for over a year, is responsible for putting the pieces in washing bags, loading the bags into the cleaning machine, then transferring the clean Lego to the dryer.

He is thriving in his new job, speaking confidently to customers and ensuring all his tasks are completed each day.

Voyage Care is a national specialist provider with over 25 years’ experience, and specialises in supporting people with acquired brain injuries and other complex needs, such as learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autism.

The company also runs the Moorfields Lodge residential home on West Lane in Haworth.