A YARN shop and tea room which was set up to provide support for deaf people with autism is hosting an open day on Saturday.

Wotahoot, in Lowesmoor, will use the event to showcase its work and tell people all about the services it provides.

Wotahoot is the latest venture by the Broad Group, which started out in 1988, when Roma and Ted Broadbent set up a residential care home in the city's Bath Road, to provide specialist residential care for young adults with autism.

The couple both taught deaf children with autism before setting up the home.

Since its inception, the group has been run by the Broadbent family for three generations.

David and Kirsty Broadbent have been involved since day one and became directors of the group in 1997.

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Noah, their eldest son, became a director after graduating with a first class honours degree in 2016.

The range of services has evolved over the years to include supported living, home care service and day opportunities for deaf adults with autism.

Kirsty Broadbent said: "We'll be open on Saturday from nine till five and there will be a chance to find out what we do and to have a go at crafts such as knitting, crochet, rag-rugging and cross-stitch.

"There will also be activities for children, and tea and ice cream will be available."