Countdown on to find new home

Church Road Day Centre in St Annes is desperate to find a new venue for their dementia day care patients as rental increases mean they must leave the Church Road site by the end of the month.'Ward Councillor Sue Fazackerley (right) and Centre Manager Pauline Baldwin outside the centre.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'17-10-2013
Church Road Day Centre in St Annes is desperate to find a new venue for their dementia day care patients as rental increases mean they must leave the Church Road site by the end of the month.'Ward Councillor Sue Fazackerley (right) and Centre Manager Pauline Baldwin outside the centre. PIC BY ROB LOCK'17-10-2013
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A day centre which provides vital respite for carers of elderly dementia sufferers has been told it has a one month stay of execution to find a new home.

The Church Road Day Centre, in St Annes, had been due to close tomorrow, after those who run it said they could no longer afford to pay their rent on the building where they are based.

But the owners of the centre have told organisers they now have an extra month to find a new home.

The centre’s Pauline Baldwin said: “It’s marvellous and all the families are so pleased.

“I’ve been ringing round and they’re thrilled to bits that we’re carrying on for another month.

“We’re looking at all the options we’ve got and hopefully there’s something which will come up.”

Around 25 people currently attend the centre, mostly aged in their 80s and 90s.

It currently runs five days a week and takes in members from as far afield as Kirkham and Cleveleys.

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