CARERS across South Gloucestershire can access respite for the first time in a year thanks to a new day centre launched in the area.

Adorno Community Day Centre have have opened day care centres in venues in Yate and Frampton Cotterell and already have plans to expand their capacity to accommodate more people.

The day centres coordinator, Mark Lloyd said: “We can’t emphasise enough the joy seen in our clients faces when taking part in our group based activities at our day centre.

“We have had new friendships flourish in our first 2 weeks and it’s magical to witness”.

Activities which clients can take part in include visits from therapy pets, intergenerational events, board games, gardening club, ice creams in the sunshine, air hockey, pool, bingo, pottery, chair based exercise, oil painting and much more.

Adorno founder Emma Doney added: “We have already experienced a huge uptake in bookings.It is clear that there is a need for centres such as ours to be operational five days a week.”

For further details call 07398 526024 or email