21st April 2021

Alzheimer’s Support has revived plans to open a dementia centre and day club in the heart of Salisbury.

The project to transform the ground floor of Scots House, Scots Lane, was put on hold during the pandemic. Now the charity is planning to launch an appeal later in the year to raise the £120,000 needed to create the purpose-designed centre.

The new centre will house a day club for up to 40 people each week and have space for two dementia advisers plus the teams running groups and home support across South Wiltshire.

CEO Babs Harris said: “There is no specialist dementia day care in Salisbury and we know the difference that having a supportive, engaging club environment can make to people living with dementia and to family carers.

“We are thrilled to have found these premises in a quiet location in the heart of the city. It is early days for this ambitious project and we will be submitting a planning proposal in due course.

“We have already had great support from many people in Salisbury, and are looking forward to working with the community to create something really special.”

Day care at Alzheimer's Support