October 15 2018

Alzheimer’s Support is opening an office in the heart of Salisbury this month.

The charity, which offers a wide range of support for people living with dementia in Wiltshire, extended its services to Salisbury after winning a Wiltshire Council contract in 2017. It offers a wide range of community groups including Music for the Mind, Movement for the Mind and a gardening café at Wilton, a national award-winning Support at Home service and Dementia Advisers, who visit at home to help people find the information and advice they need.

Members of staff have been home based since April 2017 but now, thanks to Munro’s accountants and an anonymous local benefactor, they will have a base at Scots House, Scots Lane.

The building is being refurbished by Alan Munro and his team, who have offered the charity a small office and meeting room at a reduced rent. The costs of this are being met by local man who knows the charity well and wishes to support it.

The office will provide a base for dementia adviser Steve Slater, care coordinator Amanda Smith and community services coordinator Kate Western. Members of the public will be able to pop in for advice by appointment.

Babs Harris, chief executive of Alzheimer’s Support said: “We are delighted to have a base in Salisbury at last. Our employees are mainly out and about running groups and meeting clients, but it is important to have a presence in the city where we now do so much and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who has made this possible.”