Secretary of Sate for Justice and Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove has officially opened the Wellbeing Centre at the Windle Valley Day Centre in Bagshot.
The Wellbeing Centre provides newly-built facilities, catering for those suffering from memory loss and dementia, and their carers.
Opening the new centre on July 17th alongside Surrey Heath Mayor Joanne Potter, Mr Gove used the opportunity to thank the Surrey Heath Borough Council and Surrey County Council teams for their hard work and passion in ensuring the project came to fruition.
He also paid tribute to the tireless, often unsung efforts of the families and friends of those affected by dementia and associated problems.
Chief Executive Karen Whelan hailed the centre as a wonderful addition to the existing facilities, which would serve as a hub for local charities and voluntary group, while Surrey County Council’s Chris Esson added the Wellbeing Centre would help in moving the facility into the future.
Wellbeing Centres are local hubs of information and support services relating to memory loss, dementia and associated problems. They are open to anyone, whatever their situation, and whether they are concerned about themselves or others, carers or the cared-for.
For more information on the services offered by the Windle Valley Centre, go to http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/community/communityservices/WindleValleyCentre.htm