Well-known for selling anything from fruit and veg, to towels and cheese, markets have been the traditional meeting place for centuries. With this in mind the West Lancashire and Chorley office of Home Instead Senior Care are ‘setting out their stall’ by hosting a unique weekly community information point in the centre of Ormskirk market. The information point was cordially opened on Saturday 2nd June at 11am by the Mayor of West Lancashire - Paul Greenall and will continue to run over selected Saturdays and Thursdays until 30th June.
The information point will include a number of activities and free services on different days throughout its duration, that anyone can take advantage of and will include; blood pressure testing, free fire safety inspections and smoke alarms provided, free jingle bells and a unique free ‘Personal Shopping Assistant’ service, which will enable members of the community to visit Ormskirk and be assisted free of charge with their shopping for up to an hour and a half.
Organiser and host behind the local information point, Robert Godson, who is the owner of Home Instead West Lancashire and Chorley says “I really feel that Ormskirk Town and market is the perfect location for people from all across West Lancashire and Chorley to meet up and find out about the quality local services that are available to them. On the stall we’ll have information and advice to hand out from charities and local carers, such as; The North West Air Ambulance, Age UK, The Stroke Association, Dementia UK, West Lancashire Carers Centre and Home Instead, as well, as representatives from the police, fire brigade and other local organisations. We are hoping the event will be both useful and insightful and are excited that so many organisations throughout the local community are set to be involved.”
Destined to be a success, the information point gives community members the opportunity to re-connect in their own town and may even see them pick up a bargain or two to boot!
Participants set to include: The North West Air Ambulance, The Stroke Association, Dementia UK, Age UK, ASAD “Coffee Club”, West Lancashire Carers Centre, Breathe Easy, Lancashire Fire & Rescue and local constabulary members.
For more information on the initiative or for further details on the services provided by Home Instead, please 01695 589071 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/westlancs