Celebrating 50 years of supporting people to live their best life

Posted on
18 March 2024

It was a throw-back to the era of disco as Grundy Hub held a 1970's themed party to celebrate its 50th anniversary. 


The event was attended by staff, volunteers and people who are currently supported at Grundy Hub, along with people who have previously worked at or accessed support from the service who came back to join the festivities, which included a live singer.


The celebrations were also attended by The Worshipful the Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Councillor Sandra Walmsley, who sent a huge congratulations to the staff team who make everyone’s days so special. She said “It is fantastic to have Grundy Hub here 50 years on, providing important support to the health and wellbeing of the people of Bury.”



Originally opened in March 1974, Grundy Hub (formerly known as Grundy Day Centre) based on Wellington Road in Bury, provides support to older people looking to meet and make new connections and take part in a wide range of activities in a safe and stimulating environment. Grundy Hub also hosts the Pinfold Suite where specialist care is provided to support people with more advanced care needs and people living with dementia.


Whilst the building itself has seen many changes over the years, with its most recent changes including two fully refurbished outdoor areas, the care and support provided to people has always been, and continues to be, what makes Grundy Hub special to the people who access the service.


Pat Coote, who comes to Grundy Hub four times a week said “I would never miss coming [to Grundy Hub]." She added “The staff are absolutely unbelievable, nothing is ever too much trouble, they care and understand how you feel, about your privacy, and the food is wonderful – thank you to all the staff!”



Anna Craig, who has worked at Grundy Hub for 16 years as the Registered Manager said “I am so proud to be the manager of this service, our team encourages and supports the people we support to live their best lives each day. We have had a wonderful time celebrating and we look forward to supporting people for many more years to come.” 


Grundy Hub is part of a wider range of social care services offered by Persona Care and Support. Managing Director Kat Sowden said ”Grundy Hub provides a lifeline to so many people. There are some amazing things to do in Bury but sadly when someone has care needs they may not be able to access those opportunities. The Get Social service at Grundy Hub is there to support people to stay active and socially connected. It often gives people their purpose back and something to look forward to in their week, and for carers it’s invaluable in providing much needed respite.”

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