Welcome to the Mere and District Day Centre

The Mere and District Day Centre (the Rosemary Goddard Centre) is up and running again and looking forward to better times in 2022. We are continuing with our normal opening hours and welcome enquiries.

As the vaccination programme has rolled out the Management Committee feels it is safe to meet face to face. However, in order to maintain safety, there are some rules and regulations we must all follow, which are in accordance with Wiltshire Council guidelines. All our volunteers are trained in covid-safe hygienic working measures, and undertake Lateral Flow Tests before attending the centre, to ensure that they are not carrying the virus.

We are accepting new referrals, and will be gradually welcoming new guests into the fold while we continue with infection control measures.

The Mere and District Day Centre provides a safe and comfortable place for older people from Mere and the surrounding area to meet socially, with interesting and stimulating activities and enjoy a hot two-course lunch. Under normal circumstances, in the summer occasional day trips out are arranged to somewhere the guests choose.

The Centre welcomes guests from Mere and the surrounding villages shown on the map on the right.

The service is for people aged 60 or over, and referrals are welcomed from GPs, health workers, social workers, clergy, relatives, neighbours, local organisations as well as self-referrals.

The Day Centre is held in the Community Room, Lynch Close, Mere, Wilts BA12 6EL.and sessions run from 10.30am to 3pm every Monday and Friday except public and bank holidays. For more information on how to find us and get to us, click the ‘Contact us’ tab at the top of this page.

Guests pay £10.00 per session to cover tea and coffee, a two-course hot meal (supplied by the Walnut Tree Inn), and all activities provided at the Centre. To find out more about our programme of activities, click the ‘What We Do’ tab at the top of this page.

The Centre employs a well-qualified manager who is supported by trained volunteers to help run activities and serve meals and drinks to the guests. We welcome new volunteers – to find out more, click the ‘Volunteering’ tab at the top of this page.

A board of trustees manages, supports and gives strategic direction to the Centre, which is a registered charity. We provide our services under a contract with Wiltshire Council, which supplies about half of our income, with the rest coming from fund-raising and donations. To get in touch with us, click the ‘Contact us’ tab at the top of this page.