From now on, young people and adults with disabilities have their own recreation space in the center of Ostend: De Briekruimte, an initiative of vzw Duinhelm.
De Briekruimte is located on the Achterurenplein in the city center, on a traffic-free square and a stone’s throw from the beach. “We have been looking for a suitable place for a few years to organize our leisure activities,” says Wim Rogers van Doenhelm. It’s not easy ‘finding a suitable space was not so easy, due to a number of important criteria. For example, we wanted an all-encompassing space, preferably in the city center. In addition, the space should be accessible to wheelchair users and allow plenty of Play and relax The fact that the Briek space limits into a traffic-free plaza gives the space an extra dimension.” Briek is Duinhelm’s entertainment service, a center that provides guidance for people with intellectual disabilities. Briek organizes all kinds of activities, day trips, workshops and also trips indoors and outdoors. “With this space, Brick’s leisure activity really gets a place in town,” it seems. “We hope to be able to offer more holidays on the coast in the future, as well as fun activities. Flemish Youth Minister Benjamin Dahl (CD&V) was impressed on Saturday to officially open the Briekruimte.” Duinhelm performance and new entertainment space. “Young people with disabilities should also be able to enjoy high-quality entertainment, tailored to their specific needs. I am particularly proud that we as a Flemish government can contribute to this.” Information: https://briekvrijtijd.be/ (GLO)