Tradesmen and women help new Peterborough dementia centre

Trades men and women from across Peterborough have come together to help the city's new Dementia Resource Centre. Photo supplied
Trades men and women from across Peterborough have come together to help the city's new Dementia Resource Centre. Photo supplied
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Trades men and women from across Peterborough have come together to help the new Dementia Resource Centre in the city.

The facility on Lincoln Road opened its door last September, providing a hub for dementia support; offering information, advice, activity groups and training for carers.

But it was when the centre appealed for help in transforming a patch of wasteland into a community garden - where patients and groups can plant flowers and grow vegetables - that Safe Local Trades came to the rescue.

Following an appeal to members by Safe Local Trades director Eileen Le Voi, free materials and labour by generous volunteers have led to the revamping of the area to create a calming and relaxing space. Mrs Le Voi, who runs the www.safdelocaltrades.com website, said: “These wonderful Safe Local Trades members had no hesitation in offering their services, skills and time to this remarkable and very worthwhile project – I can’t thank them enough.”

More about the Dementia Resource Centre and dementia services in Peterborough at alzheimers.org.uk.