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    Works commence at Guildcare Worthing

    Savillejones are delighted to be working with local charity, Guild Care on their re-development  of the charity’s headquarters to deliver new vital community lifeline services which will reduce loneliness and social isolation for people in Worthing and surrounding areas.

    The project was awarded a massive £440,000 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund,  the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

    The conversion of the annexe at Methold House will include a safe place for people living with mental health needs to go when they need to speak to someone, an additional older people’s day service for older people with learning difficulties (GOLD) and, working in partnership with Coastal West Sussex MIND, some wellbeing sessions for older people who have mental health needs.

    It is hoped that the new centre will be open for customers by the spring/summer of 2019.

    Guild Care Chief Executive Officer, Suzanne Millard, was delighted to announce the funding today which has been raised by people playing the National Lottery and will be directly reinvested into our local communities.

    She said: “This is wonderful news and secures delivery of new much needed vital services. Social isolation and loneliness are recognised as a growing problem within our communities and there is a clear demand to expand our services to meet that identified need. Working in partnership with Coastal West Sussex Mind, we have the opportunity to jointly deliver mental health services for people of all ages and to raise awareness and help to reduce stigma.”