Two of Wiltshire’s leading charities, Alzheimer’s Support and Citizens Advice Wiltshire, are to share offices at Trinity House in Trowbridge.
The chief executives of the two organisations discovered they were both looking for new offices at the same time so they decided to search together – and were delighted to find the perfect new home at Bryer Ash Business Park, opposite Trowbridge train station.
Alzheimer’s Support will move out of its current head office at Park Road when its lease expires next month. Wiltshire Citizens Advice is relocating from premises in Mill Street.
Suzanne Wigmore, CEO of Wiltshire Citizens Advice, said: “We’re delighted to be moving to our new offices in Trinity House, alongside Alzheimer’s Support. They, like us, play an important role in supporting the local community.
“By moving to purpose built modern offices we’ll have the right facilities to support people now and in the future; as well as offering a much better environment for staff, volunteers and clients. It makes sense for us, both financially and in practice.
Alzheimer’s Support CEO Babs Harris said: “We are of course sorry to leave Park House, which has been a wonderful home for the past decade. We are so pleased to be able to join forces with Wiltshire Citizens Advice for the move which is timely for both organisations.
“Our rooms at Trinity House are a perfect size for our Home Support administrators, finance team and local dementia advisers. Our fundraising team is moving to Warminster where they will have an office within the Old Silk Works dementia centre. Our Devizes office is unchanged by the move.
“As a community-based charity, our most important work goes on in village halls, day clubs and people’s homes across Wiltshire and that won’t change.”
Both charities say they have seen a surge in demand, including for telephone support, during the pandemic.
Ms Wigmore said: “As well as face-to-face advice services, many of our operational staff are based in Trowbridge, as is our Telephone Advice Line, which has become the most common way for people to access our service. Last year we answered almost 10,000 phone calls from local people seeking advice and support; and we anticipate this demand will continue to increase in the coming years.”
Where to find us
Our new offices can be found at Trinity House, Bryer Ash Business Park, Trowbridge BA14 8HE.
Our face-to-face and drop in services will remain temporarily closed, due to COVID-19. For advice and information call freephone 0800 144 8848 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), or contact us for advice by email. More ways to get advice >
First published: Monday 22 March 2021