2000s Care services in huge demand Demand for the Carers Liaison Project doubled within 10 years and Carers’ Health Matters was launched providing one-to-one carers’ surgeries in GP practices. Dementia service commenced A new service, Time Out for Carers, offering a safe, stimulating and supportive environment for people with dementia, allowing their carers a break and Time Out and About, enabling carers and the people they care for the chance to enjoy occasional outings together. Both services continue to thrive and expand. Ashdown expanded to included youth A youth club for 10 to 14 year-olds with special needs started at the Ashdown Centre. Only a few years later this expanded to 18 years. Third charity shop opened Guild Care’s third charity shop opened in the heart of Broadwater and, in September 2002, a £2.3 million refurbishment of Caer Gwent was completed. National Lottery funds innovative programme Following a successful £880,000 funding application to the National Lottery, major building works began to create a Healthy Living Centre which opened in 2003 in Methold House. The innovative programme quickly gained a reputation for promoting good health and wellbeing in older people. Originally funded by the Big Lottery, the programme includes complementary therapies, computer courses, health and nutritional advice, social events and a wide range of exercise classes. Guild Care’s headquarters were established on the first floor. Purpose built care home - Linfield House In 2003, planning permission was granted for a new 54 bed state-of-the-art care home with a specialist dementia suite, on the site of the old Frazer Lodge. Guild Care secured £1.25 million from trust funds for the project. The new home was to be named Linfield, after Guild Care co-founder Sir Arthur Linfield and residents were moved from Whitcomb House as it no longer met modern standards. In 2005 the home was officially opened with a garden party attended by local MPs Tim Loughton and Peter Bottomley, along with the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, Mayor of Worthing, Major Tom Wye, and many invited guests. The home’s has an excellent reputation for dementia residential and nursing care. Rapid charity shop expansion to support new services 2005 saw the rapid expansion of Guild Care’s shops and furniture recycling project. With funding from the National Lottery New Opportunities Fund, Guild Care was able to open the GreenHouse Charity Superstore in Meadow Road, East Worthing, on the site of a former dustcart depot, and incorporating a massively expanded Furniture Recycling scheme. The scheme has enabled thousands of tonnes of furniture and other unwanted goods to be saved from landfill, and refurbished and recycled instead. Charity shops were also opened in Rustington, Shoreham and Rowlands Road in Worthing during 2005 and 2007.