This list would normally note all recent events such as trips out (or anything between shopping and the pub to theatre shows), or activities in the centre such as meals, quizzes and visiting entertainers. Sadly, the choice is limited at the moment but watch this space as we get back to normal times.



Corona Virus Closure

The Centre closed owing to the Coronavirus. The centre staff worked from home and operated an outreach service for members, carers and families. This involved help and advice, contact through telephone calls and using Zoom and Skype and practical assistance where possible.

Washroom Refurbishment

Through July our 5 washrooms were completely refurbished. This involved new flooring and hygienic wall covering, a second powered changing bench, a sluice, new dryers and storage. Many thanks to our excellent contractor Mariners and boss Simon and foreman Mo. The washrooms were generously funded by the National Lottery and many local funders.

Center Re-Opening

After a false start in early August the centre is allowed to reopen using a comprehensive plan to maintain hygiene and social distancing. The system of 3 “bubbles” worked well and many members and carers were able to attend.

Second Closure

The second lockdown begins and the centre is closed again. Once again the staff are retained largely owing to the generosity of members and families.

December Re-Opening

The centre reopens for the second time and resumes a limited service to members and our community. A new sensory room has been created from one of the former PC rooms. A sensory room allows members (and sometimes carers and staff!) a place to relax and settle. Or, perhaps, the opposite with the lighting and…