3rd March 2023

Scots Lane day club in Salisbury is due to welcome its first club members at the end of March.

The club is part of Alzheimer's Support's new dementia centre in Salisbury. It's been created after the charity raised more than £100,000 to transform and equip a building in Scots Lane in the city centre.

The dementia centre, serving Salisbury and whole of South Wiltshire, will include the purpose-designed day club where up to 11 members a day will be able to enjoy companionship and stimulating activities supported by specialist staff and trained volunteers. The welcoming main club room has been designed to have space for everything from small group activities to performances from visiting musicians, plus the open-plan kitchen and quiet indoor garden area that are so popular in the charity's other clubs.

The centre will also provide an office base for the charity's dementia advisers in South Wiltshire, and the teams running local Home Supsport and community services. Staff will be on hand to offer advice and information to visitors on any aspect of living with dementia. 

Alzheimer's Support CEO Sarah Marriott said: "We are delighted to have a date at last for opening the Scots Lane dementia centre and are looking forward to welcoming our first club members on Tuesday 28th March. We have had tremendous support from the community as we have fundraised for this project and renovated the building - it really has been the work of many hands.

"We know that people have waited a long time for this and that it will make so much difference to families affected by dementia in South Wiltshire."

To find out more about the club and if it is right for you or a family member, please email club manager Heidi Bradley or call her on 01722 442050. 

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