Richmond day care centre gets lockdown upgrade

Jill Quinn and Sheila Blacklock, from the Friends of Garget Walker House, with the tea boxes.

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 a grant from Richmondshire District Council.

It received £974 from the authority’s 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.

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

They contain games, tea and treats.

To find out more about the funding stream check out richmondshire.gov.uk/area-partnerships.