The organisation’s work with those suffering from memory loss (Alzheimer’s and dementia) started many years ago under Mrs Peggy Dodd, as a group of volunteers working from various sites. Peggy had nursed her husband and realized there was no support for those who provide long-term care.

S.P.A (Peggy Dodd) Bath was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 17 September 1996, taking over the assets and operations of the volunteer organization SREMI (Support for Relatives of the Elderly Mentally Infirm).

The centre moved from a local hospital to Brierley House, the purchase and adaptation of which was funded by the National Lottery Charities Board and also by donations from various trusts and individuals.

In 2010 we raised sufficient funds to extend the building to provide a second Resources room.

Since then we have started Dementia Cafe, Singing for the Brain, and Saturday Day Centre openings. In 2013/14 we raised funds to instal a lift which enables us to use the 1st floor for our Day Centre work, and increased our capcity by 50%. In 2016/17 we raised more funds to increase our capacity by 33%. We are contually looking for ways to increase the support we can give to those who need it.