Information abounds at Home Sweet Home event

On a mission to spread the word about age awareness, Home Instead Southport recently welcomed community members to an Older Persons’ Information Day at Lord Street West United Reformed Church in Southport.

The event entitled Home Sweet Home, provided a valuable opportunity for elderly people and families looking to support their loved ones, to speak to knowledgeable experts and learn more about relevant services available in the area
Playing hosts to representatives from organisations including Age Concern, Alzheimer’s Society, Sefton Carers Centre and Southport Macular Disease Support Group to name but a few, the experts assembled provided a wealth of information to attendees.

As well as a free blood pressure check, many visitors also enjoyed the alternative therapies available including Reiki and hand and arm massages.

Home Instead owners Irene Hough and Anthea Pilkington commented, “The Home Sweet Home event was a wonderful opportunity to meet with people in the community. We have received some fantastic feedback from attendees who have commented that the event made them aware of information and services they would not have known about otherwise. “

They continued: “We were also able to meet a few prospective caregivers which is definitely good news for us as we are currently looking for around 30 more in the local area. I think some people think there is some sort of age limit on the job, so it was great to meet a few retired people who were considering care giving as a new post-career career!”

Home Instead Southport CAREgiver providing a massage to an elderly client on the Older Persons’ Information Day

With no need for a background in care, if you have a caring nature and an interest in looking after others and may be interested in becoming a caregiver call the team now on: 01704 547938 or visit