A COMMUNITY centre has celebrated its first successful year with a garden party.
Derbyshire County Council’s Staveley Centre held the garden party for people living at the centre and local residents who were invited to go and have a look round and join in the fun.
The centre on Calver Crescent, Middlecroft, offers a range of community and specialist services for local older people under one roof.
It has established itself for placing emphasis on specialist residential care for people living with dementia, preventing unnecessary hospital stays, providing respite care and support for carers.
Residents first began moving into the Staveley Centre in June last year and 20 residents now live there permanently.
There are also 12 short-term beds at the centre at present which are used to help people return home and it provides respite care and support to help people regain or maintain daily living skills.
As well as health and well-being information and advice services, the centre has treatment rooms, an activity space and a meeting room for local groups and businesses to use and hire.
There is also a café bistro called The Croft which has free wi-fi access available for the community and users of the centre.