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.

Between 2010 and 2022 we have had various appeals and raised approx. £750K to increase the size of the Day Centre. With the generosity of many we are now able to have 62 clients per day, or 15,500 spaces provided per year.