Guild Care’s received the keys to their new specialist dementia facilities, Haviland House and the Bradbury Wellbeing Centre, yesterday afternoon (Tuesday October 28th).
Following years of planning, the building is now complete, with soft furnishings and furniture ready to be installed ahead of the home opening to residents in January 2015.
A celebration held to recognise the occasion was attended by Appeal Patron Margaret Bamford, the Mayor of Worthing Councillor Vic Walker, Town Crier Bob Smytherman, and Lauren Haviland, the great-granddaughter of Reverend Haviland, who the building is named after.
Brian Bullock, Managing Director of specialist healthcare building contractor, Building Construction Partnership (BCP) Ltd., is proud to have seen the project through from concept to completion.
He said: “It has been great working with Guild Care to make this house a home. So many people have been involved in the creation of the building you see today, from Guild Care’s staff, our specialist building team and the people who will use the services at Haviland House. I am delighted to hand the keys over to Guild Care so that they can continue their good work in Worthing.”
Roger Smith, Guild Care’s Chairman, said: “Receiving the keys to this iconic building is a historic moment for Guild Care. It has taken time and considerable fundraising efforts to achieve. We’d like to thank BCP Ltd., our staff, particularly Gary Pate, who has managed the project, and the general public for making our dreams to build a new dementia care home and wellbeing centre a reality.”
Haviland House and the Bradbury Wellbeing Centre will be a place of comfort for people with dementia, including their carers and loved ones. The new facilities will be a ‘home from home’ for 60 residents, with support for local people, including respite care, activities and outings, through the Bradbury Wellbeing Centre. The charity decided to build Haviland House in response to growing need in Worthing, with 3,000 people living with dementia in the local area alone.
For more details on the home or to sign up for a tour in November or December, please contact Guild Care on 01903 327 327. This is your chance to enjoy an exclusive first look at the new facilities before the home welcomes residents in 2015.