September 7 2017

Alzheimer's Support has been granted planning permission to convert The Old Silk Works in Warminster into an innovative Dementia Centre.

The centre, with its flagship day club, will open early next year. It will provide a spacious, purpose-designed club premises on the first floor, reached by a innovative access 'bridge'. The centre will also have space for singing, art and exercise groups, plus offices for dementia advisers and staff who run the charity's growing network of community services across South Wiltshire. A tranquil garden will be created at the side of the building. 

A team from Alzheimer's Support has already spent a day clearing the site in readiness for the building work.

Bernice Robbins, who cared for her late husband with dementia and now volunteers as Warminster's Carers' Champion, said: "This is such good news. I am delighted. It is a perfect site for this wonderful new resource for the town, which will be welcomed by so many people." 

Chief executive Babs Harris said: "We are so pleased to be moving ahead with this. It took us a long time to find this building and the more time we spend there the more excited we are about its possibilities . We have had a great deal of support to get this far and we are looking forward to working with the community to create something that will transform the lives of people affected by dementia in the town and surrounding area."




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