Party-goers were transported back in time for a 1970s-style celebration to mark a Bury venue's landmark anniversary.

Staff at Grundy Hub on Wellington Road celebrated 50 years of serving the community with a 70s disco party, which was attended by employees, volunteers and people being supported by the service.

People who worked at or accessed support from the service joined in with the fun at the event, which included a live singer.

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.”

Bury Times: Staff and Elizabeth, front centre, who, after coming for 16 years, is the person who has attended Grundy Hub the longestStaff and Elizabeth, front centre, who, after coming for 16 years, is the person who has attended Grundy Hub the longest (Image: Supplied)

After opening in March 1974, Grundy Hub, formerly known as Grundy Day Centre, has provided 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.

The site also hosts the Pinfold Suite where specialist care is provided to support people with more advanced care needs and people living with dementia.

While 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.

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Pat Coote, who goes to the hub four times a week, said: “I would never miss coming [to Grundy Hub].

“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!”

Borough mayor, Cllr Sandra Walmsley, who also attended, 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.”

Grundy Hub is part of a wider range of social care services offered by Persona Care and Support.

Managing director Kat Sowden added: ”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.”