Richmondshire District Council

Grant aid assists care centre refurbishment

A Richmond day care centre for people with dementia has undergone a ‘lockdown’ upgrade.

Garget Walker House will reopen in August having been refurbished thanks to grant aid from Richmondshire District Council. It received a £974 grant from the Area Partnership scheme to decorate the building and fit new curtains and blinds.

Dementia Forward provides a day care service at the Olav Road premises as well as putting on activities for people of all ages.

Richmondshire District Council’s five Area Partnerships - for the Upper Dales, Central (including Richmond), Lower Wensleydale, Garrison and North Richmondshire areas - each have £10,000 to award to local projects. To find out more about the funding stream check out our area partnerships page.

Jill Quinn and Sheila Blacklock from the Friends of Garget Walker House are pictured with the tea boxes that have been sent out fortnightly during the Covid-19 pandemic – they contain games, tea and treats.

Jill Quinn and Sheila Blacklock with fortnightly tea boxes
Jill Quinn and Sheila Blacklock with the tea boxes sent out fortnightly during the pandemic.
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