PEACEFUL PLACE RECEIVES GRANT FROM VEOLIA TRUST FOR NEW DAY CENTRE

The Trustees and CEO of Peaceful Place are delighted  to announce it has received a £300,000 grant from Veolia Havering Riverside Maintenance Trust. These funds will enable the charity to refurbish their new site in Timberlog Lane, Basildon into a bespoke day service for people living with Young Onset Dementia, which is due to open in Autumn 2018.

The new day centre will provide enhanced specialist facilities including a dementia friendly landscaped sensory garden and sensory room.  With an increase in the number of people diagnosed with young onset dementia, Peaceful Place is the only service in the south east of Essex offering a specialist day care service.

The central location will enable the charity to service a wider area including Thurrock Mental Health as well as Southend, Castle Point and Basildon. The facilities will also be available as a community hub for organisations to use for workshops, information sessions and other activities.