AFTER months of preparations a care company is preparing to open a new community hub and day centre in Romsey.

The makeover of the Casbrook Home Care's new base, in the former Superbook shop, has nearly been finished. The unit has been transformed with a reception area, cosy community hub, health centre and kitchen facilities as well as bold lettering on the shopfront.

Hampshire Chronicle: The HubThe Hub (Image: Adele Bouchard)

Business owner David Betteridge hopes to open the doors to the hub soon, providing vulnerable and elderly people with a space for activities, social groups and resources.

Following demands from the public, Mr Betteridge has expanded his idea to include a day centre too, offering respite for carers of adults with all sorts of needs.

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Meanwhile, a health centre at the back of the building means visitors can come in for services such as blood pressure readings, diabetes checks and BMI tests that they might otherwise have to book a GP appointment for.

Hampshire Chronicle: The health centre areaThe health centre area (Image: Adele Bouchard)

Mr Betteridge, who also owns Casbrook Property Management, said: “It’s been a lot of hard work but I’m just so excited to show it off and start making a difference to many people in the community.”

The Casbrook team, which has been serving the Romsey community for 15 years, relocated from its old home at 74 The Hundred into the bigger more central space over the summer.

The unit became available when Superbook closed its doors after 14 years in town due to the cost-of-living crisis.