AN organisation which runs a Keighley care home for people with learning disabilities has celebrated a milestone.

Turning Point – which operates Rix House, in Arncliffe Road – has staged an exhibition marking its 60th anniversary.

As part of the initiative, 60 people from across the country shared their stories about their involvement with Turning Point – including overcoming challenges such as mental health struggles to achieve independent living.

The health and social care provider has a number of residential homes for people with learning disabilities in the Bradford district, and provides supported living services.

A group of staff and residents from Rix House visited the exhibition – The Story of Turning Point in 60 Objects – held at the newly-opened Clore Learning Centre, in Kensington Palace.

Bernie Carter, a Rix House resident, said: "I really enjoyed going to the exhibition and seeing the variety of objects and stories on display."

Earlier this year, Turning Point invited service users, family members, staff and partner organisations to share stories and submit objects relating to their experiences.

Sixty objects were chosen to feature in the exhibition.

Amongst them was a violin, submitted by the organisation's Bradford service.

It represented the music group Epiphany, which played for people supported by Turning Point.

Melanie Davidson, a senior support worker at Turning Point’s Bradford learning disability service, said: "During the musical afternoon there were times of serenity and calm, as well as moments of joy with clapping and dancing.

"There was a strong sense of togetherness, and everyone was able to take part in making music using percussion instruments."

Lisa Prendergast, locality manager for the service, says: "Turning Point’s staff combine expertise with a compassionate approach to helping every single person that uses our services.

"We have supported people from diverse backgrounds with varying degrees of need, and have seen so many people’s lives transformed."

Julie Bass, chief executive of Turning Point, says the exhibition spotlighted some "incredible" stories.

She said: "For 60 years, Turning Point has worked alongside people to improve their health and wellbeing and their independence.

"The exhibition provided an insight into the incredible stories of some of these individuals, whether that be people who have a learning disability or are struggling with their mental health, or the staff that work with them.

"We will continue to develop services that provide high-quality support for some of the most vulnerable members of society."