Peaceful Place was established in 1996 to offer specialised help and support for people in South East Essex living with Young Onset Dementia.

HISTORY - About Us

Peaceful Place was established in 1996 by a local man called Tom Stradler at Shoebury Baptist Church. Tom had worked for Southend Council and recognised a lack of day services for younger people with dementia, so when he retired and with a small grant from Southend Council, Tom set up Peaceful Place.


The day service operated one day a week with three members which has grown to five days a week with over 25 members.





Our services make all the difference for people with Young Onset Dementia and their families. This is only possible because of the support of volunteers, fundraisers and those who continue to donate to this important cause. Please, help us to change lives; whether you wish to volunteer in our day centre or charity shop or you have a great fundraising idea, it all goes towards a great cause.

Looking to make a donation? You can do so by clicking the link below. Thank you for your kindness.



The Peaceful Place Ltd
 261 Timberlog Lane, Basildon, Essex. SS14 1PA
Registered charity no. 1127072
Registered company no. 5618159 
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