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Thu 26 Mar 2015
With 17 organisations assembled in the Guildbourne Centre and a steady flow of pensioners, parents and young people, the fair was able to help many and deliver further information. The organisations who attended were: Prudential Financial Planning, Carers Support, Independent Lives, Guild Care, Adur Community Alarm, Wellbeing Hub, Age UK, Southern Water, Alzheimer’s Society, Freedom Powerchairs, Your Community Energy Shop, Sussex Police, Adur and Worthing Council, Worthing Homes, Royal Voluntary Service and National Energy Action.
Crucially, the fair raised awareness of services available for older people through on hand representatives, leaflets and examples of aids such as three powerchairs brought along by Freedom Powerchairs.
Stuart Bailey, Partner Relationship Manager at Southern Water commented:
‘Southern Water were delighted to meet local residents and pensioners on Friday and talk to them about how to save water in the home and why it is important not to flush wet wipes down the toilet or fat down the sink. We were also able to offer advice to customers who may be experiencing difficulty in paying their water bill.’
‘This event was extremely useful for our older citizens as well as other family members and carers, and the Guildbourne Centre was fantastic venue in providing a local accessible place. I was delighted that 8 new carers registered with Carers Support as a direct result of the event and with the recent pension changes, Prudential Financial Planning were able to offer topical financial advice. The positive feedback that I received from the fair has encouraged me to host another event next year.’