December 13 2017

Internal walls are taking shape, heating and air conditioning is being installed and a shiny new kitchen is on order for what is to become Warminster's new Dementia Centre. 

Work started last week at The Old Silk Works at Beech Avenue, where the first floor is being transformed from tired, empty offices to a purpose designed day club and activity centre for people living with dementia.

The work is being carried out by award-winning charity Alzheimer's Support, which plans to support up to 12 people a day in the day club and run art and music groups, as well as provide bases for dementia advisers and staff who plan home support for people across south west Wiltshire.

Project manager Mike Ridgway said: "It is coming along really well. We have a brilliant team of contractors and they are all doing a great job."

Much of the day to day work is being done by contractors Wayne Sainsbury of WCS (pictured right, below) and Steve Meakin of SRM.  Wayne said: "It has been a good job for us. We know Mike very well and it has been good to meet Grant and Louise. This project is close to my heart because both my parents have been affected by dementia. My father has passed away now but my mother has a support worker from Alzheimer's Support so the work you are doing is close to my heart."

Alzheimer's Support is appealing for funds to help meet the costs of renovation and equipping the new centre.

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Work at Old Silk Works  workmen Steve and Wayne