Mr David Medlock unveils the new Bath Carers' Centre.
The Carers’ Centre has launched an appeal to raise £750,000 to purchase a permanent base for local carers to take precious time out from their caring responsibilities. The 2-year appeal, which began at the unveiling of the Bath Carers’ Centre, hopes to generate enough funds to guarantee the future for the charity’s new rented premises on the Lower Bristol Road.
The event, which took place during national Carers Week, attracted over 100 people with Bath businessman David Medlock unveiling the listed Georgian building. Mr Medlock’s charitable trust has contributed £30,000 in funding. The day of the festivities included the chance to take some time out from caring with a workshop to create decorative bunting and a live interactive performance from Kilter Theatre.
“Carers of all ages need to have the chance to take time out to enjoy a hobby, learn a new skill or try something different,” said Senior Breaks’ Officer, Sarah Dixon. “We know that taking quality time away from caring helps our carers to unwind and make new friends, improve their health and enables them to carry on caring for longer.”
As well as the Lower Bristol Road premises, the Carers’ Centre has another base in Radstock town centre. The two buildings host the team of staff who support the 20,000+ young and adult carers living Bath and North East Somerset. Chief Executive Sonia Hutchison added: “We’ve raised £2 million in the last 3 years to support carers’ services. Buying a building in Bath means we are raising our game and turning the dream of a permanent long-term base into a reality.”
The Carers’ Centre wishes to thank Care Planning Services, an LLP set up by Stone King solicitors and Moneywise Independent Financial Advisers, for generously sponsoring the launch event.
Find out more about the Carers’ Centre: Freephone: 0800 0388 885