Old Silk Works day club opened in May 2018 after an extraordinary collaboration between the local Warminster community and Alzheimer's Support.  After a two-year search for the right building, we remodelled and renovated the Victorian mill in a nine-month project. We were supported by local fundraisers and an amazing team of volunteers who helped with everything from project management and painting and decorating to equipping the new club.

The club has space for 13 members each day and follows our trademark formula of small group activities, a relaxed informal atmosphere and high staff ratios allowing everyone to follow their own preferences.

Members are joined at least twice a week by therapy whippets Higby and Dottie.

Indoor garden

The first thing you'll notice as you enter the Old Silk Works is the light and sheer size of the club. The space is thoughtfully laid out with a large main activity area, an open plan kitchen and members' art on the walls. An indoor garden area (complete with water feature) allows members to experience more natural surroundings. There is also a quiet lounge area with retro furniture and fittings.  

In 2019, the club won Best Dementia Design at the National Dementia Care awards. 

No two days are the same at Old Silk Works, with activities tailored very much to members' own interests. General activities include art therapy, cookery, board games, reminiscence, dance, poetry readings, photography and much more, alongside plenty of chat and laughter. The club is keen to forge close links with the local community with visiting speakers and entertainers welcomed. 

Old Silk Works is open from 9.45am to 3.45pm four days a week (Tuesday to Friday). 

It is overseen by Head of Day Care Services, Grant Newton, who was shortlisted for UK Dementia Care Manager of the Year in 2016, and managed by Louise Gover.  

They are supported by highly experienced support workers and a committed team of trained volunteers.

To find out more or to arrange to visit please contact 01985 624006 or email us

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National award for Old Silk Works