Building opens to give Radstock carers a well-earned break
A new building has been opened by a Radstock charity to give carers somewhere to go to take a break.
Funding from the Medlock Charitable Trust has helped the Carers Centre charity to buy the new building in Bath.
The Woodlands is designed as a space for carers to relax away from their caring role.
A donation of £30,000 was received from the trust, which was set up in 1986 by businessman Len Medlock to support charities, schools and groups across the Bath area.
Charity chief executive Sonia Hutchison said: "This generous donation from the trust has meant the new Bath-based premises was possible, however the centre will be raising funds to cover the full costs."
The charity has been given £298,000 by the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities programme to lay on three years of breaks programmes and awareness-raising activities for carers.
The Give Us A Break initiative will expand to include training courses and health and wellbeing breaks.