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Charity looking to raise £20,000
6:00am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
A CHARITY is looking to raise £20,000 to create a day care centre for people with dementia.
Carers Choices, want to create a sensory room at their premises in Kiln Road, to help those suffering with the condition, and their carers.
Volunteers plan to include music, photographs and old objects in the centre in a bid to help sufferers piece together old memories.
Volunteer Angela Allum said: “We want to encourage carers to bring their loved ones to us to be cared for at our centre for the day so that they can have some 'me' time.
“To this end, we will be aiming to open a day care centre for the elderly in our community who have mental health issues such as Dementia.
“Its a very exciting time for us.” It is thought that around 1,500 people in Castle Point suffer with dementia.
However the Carers Choices care for adults with a variety of conditions.
Ms Allum said: “We cater for a range of challenging issues such as cerebal palsy, muscular dystrophy, sowns syndrome, autism and so forth.
“We cater for this group of young adults in a safe, fun and happy environment.
“They have fabulous cooked lunches, a fully equipped I.T.
suite, a wonderful lounge area and games area. They are encouraged to interact through art, crafts, games and participating in cookery and such.
If you are able to help with funding towards the project contact Carers Choices on 01268 881130.
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