BIADS will be opening a dementia day care centre in the coming weeks.

The centre – which the charity has been working towards for a while – will hopefully open in February in the Old County Courthouse on Regent Street, but does not have a set opening date at the moment.

People’s relatives can spend a day, a half day or a few hours with the BIADS staff while carers can have some time to themselves.

The centre will be open seven days a week between 9am and 4pm and is offering visits to anyone who wants to come and see the staff and the centre before using its services.

Linda Pattison, BIADS chief officer, said: “Providing day care is something we have wanted to do for a while and now because of the generosity of Kevin Liddy of Liddy’s Solicitors in allowing us to have their first floor for the centre, we have been able to realise our dream.

“We are working very hard to make the centre a place where people with dementia will feel safe and happy allowing their relatives to have some precious time for themselves.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the day care centre is asked to contact day centre manager Melanie on 280057 or by emailing